Tag Archives: reflection

Opportunities in Digital Learning: Considering emerging trends in Postsecondary Education

Black ceiling with light bulbs that are lit up

My prior two blog posts in this series on the Future of Digital Learning considered definitions and questions raised in our community this year. The writing thus far touches on opportunities present in these ideas about education and emerging potential in the digital era. This post will identify several in brief teases.

Zaria Contejean – Science Gallery Mediator Profile

The role of the mediator was to really be that open line of communication between the art and the people that come into the museum,” - Zaria Contejean

In many museums, docents share knowledge about artwork or special exhibits with museum visitors. These docents receive training or are particular experts on certain movements or styles. For Science Gallery International, the docent role is transformed in several ways. First, the role is staffed by young people—the same people who are in Science Gallery’s target audience of 15-25-year-olds.

Ideas on Digital Learning: Reflections on our colleagues’ thoughts from the Future of Digital Learning Event

light blue corridor with white lines and black entrance at the end.

Earlier this semester, 134 faculty and staff from Michigan State University gathered at the Hub for six lightning talks from faculty representing the Colleges of Education, Music, Arts and Letters, Natural Science, and Communication Arts and Sciences.

Manna Chowdhury – Science Gallery Mediator Profile

Quote from Manna Chowdhury: "Detroit is honestly one of the most diverse places that I've ever seen"

When Manna Chowdhury first became aware of the Detroit Science Gallery mediator position for the HUSTLE exhibit, it was because of a class she was enrolled in, while still in high school. After reading the mission statement and realizing that the mission of Science Gallery’s dedication to public engagement with science and art,

Time, Pace, and Culture

Two men work together on one worksheet.

By Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment

A traffic jam in Dar es Salaam allowed for a few moments of clarity. In the heat and humidity of coastal Tanzania, I reflected on the last three hours and the next three days. I was in the country to facilitate a series of Human-Centered Design workshops for the Tanzania Partnership Program (TPP),

Learning, Teaching, and a Culture of Care

"We need to be courageous enough to create space for change and the new language that will facilitate that change." - Jeff Grabill

By Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

A number of faculty, students, and staff have been working on a new approach to educator professional development. It is an inclusive and community-based framework for how we can all grow as teachers and learners. It has been clear to each of us that this effort is,

Building Reflection Into Teaching

The Red Cedar River in winter, trees reflected in the water.

By Denise Acevedo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

Transforming Teaching Through Reflective Writing: Reflections of Michigan State University Writing Faculty (TTTRWE) is a year-long project that combines the reflective works from To Teach With Soft Eyes (League for Innovation,

On Thought Leadership and Impermanence

In the ecosystem of communities of practice, we must give what we want to receive, and support each other as we would like to be supported.

By Jessica Knott, Learning Design Manager

Today, I find myself reeling. The New Media Consortium (NMC), one of my most valued professional development organizations and networks declared itself financially insolvent yesterday. Treasured colleagues and role models now find themselves on the job market. And, the Horizon Report (which I am linking to here,

Safety Measures: Lessons in Collaboration

A camera and lenses sit on a table; there is a microphone on the camera and headphones next to it.

By Alyssa Bradley, Media Production Specialist

“Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up.”

Now, while I’m no crime-fighting vigilante that dresses like a bat, this quote from the film Batman Begins really resonates with me, especially when it comes to the creative process.

OSU Innovate Conference Reflection

Seven people at a white round table at dinnertime. There is a crowd behind them.

OSU Innovate Conference Reflection
By Dave Goodrich, Instructional Designer; Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment; & Breana Yaklin, Instructional Designer

A couple van loads of Spartans attended the OSU Innovate conference down in Columbus, Ohio on May 16. What a conference it was! We had a lot of good reflective conversations over dinner,