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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.
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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, the coding language of…

Digital Learning: What exactly do you mean?

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I’m Brendan Guenther, MSU’s first Chief Academic Digital Officer, and this is my first time writing for the Hub blog. Many of our colleagues in East Lansing know me as a technology leader for MSU IT. In this new role I will be working to realize MSU’s digital learning strategy. But, what does that mean? …

Eliminating Math 1825 to benefit students

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Picture this: You’re an incoming freshman, ready to sign up for your first semester of classes at MSU. You didn’t reach a certain threshold on the required math placement examination and are now required to take Math 1825. Imagine this Math 1825 course being online and you not receiving credit for it, despite it being…

What is #iteachmsu ?

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The #iteachmsu Commons is an initiative that has been in the making for almost five years, driven by educators, for educators. Initially, Melissa McDaniels of The Graduate School and a group of graduate Teaching Assistants launched “Inside Teaching MSU” as a space for graduate student educators to share their teaching ideas and learn from each…

What is the Student Innovation Team?

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This blog post is intended to introduce the 2018-19 Student Innovation Team. These students, nine in total, come with a diverse skillset and are ready to solve the problems that permeate MSU’s students. While the Hub is focusing on a myriad of projects related to learning, technology and innovation, the student innovation team is quietly…

Episode 13 – Engineering an Online Master’s Program

On this episode of the Hubcast we will be discussing the creation of an online master’s degree program in engineering. We are joined today by Instructional Designers Breana Yaklin and Emily Brozovic, Media Production Specialist Alyssa Bradley and Professor Tim Hogan of the College of Engineering. They discuss the process for translating a face to…

A future comprehensive record and campus level pedagogical approach

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At MSU’s Student Success Launch (Monday, September 17, 2018), we, Scott, Heather, and Bill, had the opportunity to present and discuss our thinking and vision for a Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) at MSU. The CLR (a term used at universities across the nation) is a way to visualize, share, and demonstrate various student learning artifacts…

Episode 12 – Students Lead with the Innovation Team

Welcome to another episode of the Hubcast. It’s the very beginning of a new semester at MSU, which means the students are returning to campus. So, that means it’s a perfect time to talk about the Student Innovation Team, which is one of the many projects that the Hub is involved in. On this episode…

Episode 11 – Experiential Learning With Snares to Wares

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Welcome back for another episode of the Hubcast. This time we are discussing MSU’s “Snares to Wares” course.Which is an experiential learning course that incorporates the “Snares to Wares” initiative, and provides students the opportunity to work on an issue with the potential to improve human livelihood. List as Dr. Bill Heinrich interviews Dr. Ben…

Episode 10 – Graduating Student Reflection – Linda Lay

Hello, and welcome to the Hubcast. This is our third and final interview with our graduating students. On this episode we are talking with Linda Lay, who ran the Student Innovation Team for two semesters. If you are a student who is interested in working at the Hub or IT Services, please feel free to…