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.
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.
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.
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,
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),
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,
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,
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,
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
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,