Category: Design Thinking

The Role of the Post: Blogging Tips for Academics, Part 3

Infographic titled, “Quick Tips for Blog Posts.” Infographic is organized into three main sections, making a triangular-like shape. The sections are labeled “Audience,” “Author,” and “Post,” with the title of the infographic centered in the middle of the three sections, as well as the middle of the infographic. Each section features an image and three questions. The “Author” section features an image depicting multiple people (three) and the following three questions: Who are you? Who do you want to be? And what style will you use to get there? The “Audience” section features an image depicting a larger group of people (five) and the following three questions: Who is your audience? What are you hoping to achieve with them? And how will you do it? The “Post” section features an image depicting a blog post and the following three questions: How does form accomplish your purpose? How does platform accomplish your purpose? And how does promotion accomplish your purpose? The infographic uses a combination of White and Spartan Green font and background colors.

Tips to get you thinking about the role of the post when writing for a blog. Inside Teaching MSU Cross-posted on the Inside Teaching MSU Blog, this post (and the others in this “Blogging Tips” series) represents not only a newly-established relationship between the Hub and Inside Teaching at Michigan State University, but also a…

Meet the Student Innovation Team

Students stand in front of a whiteboard with sticky notes on it.

Meet the Student Innovation Team Learn about the fantastic group of students helping the Hub tackle challenges in higher education The Hub’s Student Innovation Team enhances higher education’s traditional model of project implementation by engaging student voices early in large-scale University challenges and opportunities. The team addresses challenges in curriculum and course development, space design, engagement…

The Role of Authorship: Blogging Tips for Academics, Part 1

Tips to get you thinking about the role of authorship when writing for a blog. Cross-posted on the Inside Teaching MSU Blog, this post (and the others in this “Blogging Tips” series) represents not only a newly-established relationship between the Hub and Inside Teaching at Michigan State University, but also a shared commitment to the development…

Crafting the Student Employee Experience

Close up of a student persona card hanging on a door

Crafting the Student Employee Experience An introduction to the design of a collaborative work experience for student employees By Nick Noel, Instructional Designer There has been a great deal of transition within our organization. We have had to develop new processes in order to support the activities of the Hub, and many of us have…

Learning by Design: The Development of a Learning Design Strategy at Michigan State University

Learning by Design: The Development of a Learning Design Strategy at Michigan State University By Dànielle DeVoss, Professor of Professional Writing & Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Programs Twelve years ago, I chaired one of the eight committees that advised the then-Associate Provost of Libraries, Computing, and Technology. Twelve years ago, in 2005, Twitter…

Anatomy of a Board

Seeing and understanding the work of the Hub: project boards on Main Street By Teal Amthor-Shaffer, Gerald Rhead, and Erik Skogsberg A walk down Main Street at MSU’s Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology is an invitation to collaborate. Main Street, the Hub’s primary thoroughfare, intersects our space in Wells Hall and takes visitors…

Lines of Sight

The first in a series of three musings on educational technology. By Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology & Director of MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology I occupy an interesting position. The conflict of interest officials at my university describe it as “conflicted,” which is true. During the time…

A Space to Act Differently

Jeff Grabill, wearing a lavender shirt, addresses seated faculty during a meeting.

A Space to Act Differently A discussion on the Hub’s intentional open office design By Caroline White, Rashad Muhammad, and Nick Noel In December 2015, the Hub team gathered to discuss the first project of the Hub: the Hub itself. Until then, we had primarily operated through Slack, email, and from multiple locations around campus.…

Collective Power: Reflecting on the all University Online & Hybrid MA/MS/Certificate Coordinators Collaborative

Collective Power: Reflecting on the all University Online & Hybrid MA/MS/Certificate Coordinators Collaborative One of the tenants of the MSU Hub is “Collective Power.” As a Hub we “leverage, coordinate and scale MSU’s existing energies and creativity by connecting people, designing opportunities and facilitating innovation.” On November 11th, the collective power was summoned to the…

Eight Lessons (We Learned Yesterday) for Running a Design Thinking Workshop

Eight Lessons (We Learned Yesterday) for Running a Design Thinking Workshop Leigh Graves Wolf, our Assistant Director, reflects on ways to improve design thinking workshops. This post originally appeared on her blog. Over the past 9 months I’ve been stretched in new directions as a facilitator of workshops which are organized around design thinking frameworks.…