Tag Archives: student success

Can a university redesign itself? Yes – with your help.

“Why would any human being anywhere in the world come to East Lansing, Michigan (of all places), for their education and spend lots of money to do so?”

We ask this a lot, because in order to serve the needs of students and create a culture of care,

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.

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,

The iOS Design Lab at MSU: Create. Share. Impact.

By fall 2018, the lab had recruited a cohort of 20 stellar students to embark on this year-long journey. - Sarah Gretter

Michigan State University has launched the first iOS Design Lab in the United States. The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology and the College of Arts & Letters have been working with Apple to offer students a space to create, share, and impact their communities by solving challenges through Swift,

Choosing Course Resources: A Conversation with Stephen Thomas and Ewurama Appiagyei-Dankah

Is it ethical to charge students extra for digital learning experiences when traditionally those costs have been covered by tuition? A question posed by Stephen Thomas, Hub Fellow

We wanted to know how professors choose classroom texts and resources. So we asked them. This is the final interview in a series of five conversations. Our purpose has been to to spotlight some of the interesting ways our educators are making innovative choices to help us learn more and spend less.

Choosing Course Resources: A Conversation with Jane Zimmerman and Erin Campbell

I used to rely heavily on textbooks. now, instead of seeing it as "the textbook defines my course," now I define the course and find or create the texts to support what needs to be in the course. -Jane Zimmerman

We wanted to know how professors choose classroom texts and resources.  So we asked them. This is the fourth interview in a series of five conversations that we’re sharing as part of a blog series. We hope to spotlight some of the interesting ways our educators are making innovative choices to help us learn more and spend less.

Choosing Course Resources: A Conversation with Paul Irving and Erin Campbell

Q: Is student learning compromised because you're using a no-cost system instead of the paid system for homework? 'No. We know it's not because we've measured. We've measured conceptual understanding across all the physics courses and we know for our class we have a substantially higher amount of learning.

We wanted to know how professors choose classroom texts and resources.  So we asked them. This is the third interview in a series of five conversations that we’re sharing as part of a blog series. We hope to spotlight some of the interesting ways our educators are making innovative choices to help us learn more and spend less.

Choosing Course Resources: A Conversation with Ioana Sonea and Ewurama Appiagyei-Dankah

In the past, students could get by without the texbook becasue we tended to give lectures ... and they could survive on just that. In the new curriculum, that's been a big debate.

We wanted to know how professors choose classroom texts and resources.  So we asked them. Over the next couple of weeks we’ll post a series of those interview conversations. In doing so, we hope to spotlight some of the interesting ways our educators are making innovative choices to help us learn more and spend less.

Choosing Course Resources: A Conversation with Melanie Cooper and Erin Campbell

We wanted to know how professors choose classroom texts and resources. So we asked them. Over the next couple weeks we’ll post a series of those interview conversations. In doing so, we hope to spotlight some of the interesting ways our educators are making innovative choices to help us learn more and spend less.

Course Resources and the Cost of Learning

How is it that students can spend less on course resources but learn more? A question by student researchers Erin Campbell and Ewurama Appiagyei-Dankah

Last fall we brought together Ewurama Appiagyei-Dankah and Erin Campbell, two undergraduate students, to collaborate on a research project. Ewurama and Erin wanted to know how

MSU educators make decisions about course materials, and how their fellow students feel about those choices. They started with a series of site-specific surveys to find out how much money students are spending on materials,