MSU Breakfast Series Schedule Spring 2013

MSU 2013 Breakfast Series – Conversations on Online Pedagogy and Best Practices, offered since 2002


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“Social Spring” – Embracing Social Learning Environments 

The Breakfast Series is a free event for faculty and academic staff that is offered six times per year on the second Wednesday of the month:

Social learning environments equips learners with the tools necessary to collaborate and participate with instructors and peers both inside the classroom (in person and online) and beyond the walls of regular class time.   Learners can exchange ideas both synchronously and asynchronously and it can extend the instructional day by allowing continued dialogue and learning.  

This semester we will explore examples of social learning environments starting off with our very own Desire2Learn.  At this session we will break off into learning circles to discuss checklists, establishing presence, discussion forums, communications and more.  The next two sessions will highlight the pedagogy and tools behind two exceptional courses (Fairytales and Zombies!  What a great combination) that created their own social learning sphere within the online classroom. 

  • September, October, November, February, March, April
  • 4th Floor MSU Main Library, presentations start at 8:45am
  • Light breakfast provided at 8:30am (bagels, fruit, coffee, Orange Juice)
  • Speakers are innovative faculty and staff members or guests
  • Works with AT&T Awards and faculty brown bag program
  • Attendance usually between 30 and 40 individuals
  • No Registration required



February 27, 2013*

Designing a Learning Experience with D2L

LearnDAT Staff

March 13, 2013

Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: Teaching Cultural and Social Aspects through Videos

Glenn Stutzky, College of Social Work, Keesa Muhammad, LearnDAT, Chris Irvin, LearnDAT

April 17, 2013

Happily ever After -Real Tales of a Self paced yet collaborative online experience

Angelika Kraemer, Scott Schropeiray, and Brian Adams, College of Arts and Letters


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For more information contact:   Keesa Muhammad, or at 517-884-0663.