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Learning Design Strategy Workshop: Feedback and Continuing Conversation

Leigh Graves Wolf, Assistant Director at the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology The purpose of the Learning Design Strategy (LDS) at Michigan State University is to: inspire innovation, shape behavior, and guide decisions. The LDS, as it currently exists, is a set of heuristics which have been designed to help make decisions about…

Meet the Hub Team

By Teal Amthor-Shaffer, Director of Engagement; Caroline White, Learning Technology Designer; & Hanna Kielar, Engagement Assistant One very important element currently missing from the Hub’s digital presence are the people on our team. If you follow us on Twitter or pay attention to #MSUHub, then you may have some idea of the talented crew working…

The Role of Audience: Blogging Tips for Academics, Part 2

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 audience 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…

Scrum: A Look Inside the Hub’s Weekly Stand-up Meeting

By Jessica Knott, Learning Design Manager and Caroline White, Learning Technology Designer If you walk into the Hub around 10 AM on a Monday morning, you will see our team gathered on Main Street, looking at our project boards and sharing status updates during our weekly stand-up meeting. Our first post about our process, Anatomy…

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.…

The Role of Online Program Managers in the Ever-Changing Online and Digital Learning Landscape

The Role of Online Program Managers in the Ever-Changing Online and Digital Learning Landscape An interview with Josh Fauske, Sales Director for All Campus. By Jerry Rhead This article was cross-posted from rheadmore.wordpress.com. The digital and online learning landscape is continually evolving. Michigan State University’s Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology works to understand…

Art and Science in Review

Art and Science in Review Built on an unlikely collaboration of MSU units, Peter Carrington’s exhibit, Art and Science: Putting Your Passion to Work, welcomed novel audience experiences of art and meaning for students as well as a few lessons for planning and assessing the impacts of art installations in public-facing university spaces.   Read the full…

After the Post It Notes are Gone – Thoughts on Design Thinking in Academia

Artifacts from MSU Hub design thinking exercises.

Leigh Graves Wolf, Assistant Director here at MSU Hub, reflects on some of our recent work. This post originally appeared on her blog. At the end of one of the MSU Faculty Development seminars I facilitated back in March Dr. Chivukula made an observation during the Applying Design Thinking to Academic Plans workshop. He said/asked (as…

006 “Accessibility” (Hubcast Episode)

On this week’s episode, we follow a conversation facilitated by Shell Little with the Accessibility Team in Will’s House. During the conversation, the team describes its role within Michigan State University IT, how they advocate for students with disabilities, and makes the case that Accessibility and Inclusion are critical to driving innovation forward. Find this episode on iTunes.  

The new (?) learning designer (engineer)

  Jeffrey Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology and Director of Michigan State University’s Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology The process of building a Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology will likely be a long one. There will be a number of iterations relatively quickly (in the first couple of…