Category: Community

IT MSU-Hub Graduate Fellows: 2017

ITMSU-Hub Graduate Fellows: 2017

  We would like to take a moment to thank our inaugural IT MSU-HUB Fellows for their work during 2017.  The IT MSU-Hub fellowship is a collaboration between the Graduate School and The MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology.  The graduate fellows spent Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 as participant observers with faculty…

On Building Communities

"Our goal is to have all Edgewood students graduate from high school with two sets of skills: communication and computers." - John Duley

By John Duley This is the third post in a guest series by John Duley. Here, he discusses how one housing property is building community and educating students in technology and communication.  This series is about a very serious problem for us as a people, members of the richest country in the world.  The national…

Tracking Co-Curricular Contributions to Student Success at MSU

Students present at UURAF

By Heather Shea, Assistant Program Director, Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment For several decades now, evidence collected by higher education scholars (e.g., Astin, 1993; Cress, Astin, Zimmerman-Oster, & Burkhardt, 2001; Kuh, 2008; Wolf-Wendel, Ward, & Kinzie, 2009) indicates that student involvement in purposeful out-of-class or “co-curricular” activities has positive effects on students’ academic…

A Tale of Two Projects: Considering UX Research

Title and subtitle read: "A Tale of Two Projects: Considering UX Research." Four silhouettes of people are in the bottom right corner in blue, yellow, red, and green.

By Nick Noel, Instructional Designer I started my career in academia firmly rooted in technology. Specifically, I was on the front line support of hardware and software utilized in classrooms. My day was spent thinking about technology, how it could be used, how it could fail, and what would be needed if it did fail.…

Let’s Talk About the Next Generation of Learning Systems at MSU

A whiteboard with sketches

By Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Education This Fall, with the help of colleagues Brendan Guenther & Mark Hodgins from the Hub, I’ve been hosting some structured conversations about learning and the very large systems — “enterprise systems” as they are known in the world of information technology — that we employ…

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, but may…

On Institutional Change

By Jeff Grabill, Director of MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology has an ambitious mission. The bar-napkin version of the mission is “to help the university reinvent itself as a learning institution.” Some people roll their eyes at language like this (but some people always…

Assessing Education Needs

"Our educational system must be retooled to maximize needed skills and attributes at every level."- John Duley

By John Duley This is the second post in a guest series by John Duley. Here, he discusses what changes need to occur in our education system. He hopes you will join the conversation in comments below. Since the advent of Information Technology, questions have been raised about the adequacy of our education system. In…

The Pedagogy of Engagement

By John Duley This is part of a guest series by John Duley. He delineates the problems which confront us in public school education due to the rapid and radical changes occurring in this new Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Problem:  Inadequate Education system for the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) This blog is…