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Brown Bag: Teaching with Social Media

Speaker
  • Christine Greenhow, College of Education

At this brown bag session Christine will present her research and teaching ideas about using social media in higher education classrooms. She will demonstrate some of the social media platforms she has used, how she and her students have used them, and what students are saying about these experiences. Read Full Article →

Brown Bag: Groups in D2L: Creating ad-hoc D2L Groups During Class, Submitting Photos of Group Work, and Grading Groups using Rubrics

Speakers
  • Jon Stoltzfus, College of Natural Science
  • Terri McElhinny, College of Natural Science

We leverage D2L features to facilitate group work in large-enrollment lecture courses.  D2L’s grouping, dropbox, and rubric features simplify the logistical challenges inherent with collecting and evaluating work from hundreds of students. These features allow informal groups that are formed at the start of a class meeting to work cooperatively during class and upload their final product, whether it by text and/or drawings, to D2L at the end of class.   Read Full Article →

Brown Bag: Bridging the Social and Teaching Presence Gap in Online Learning

Speaker
  • Bei Zhang, College of Natural Science

We applaud the flexibility, accessibility and financial benefits that online learning brings to its learners, but we must carefully ponder its adequacy and effectiveness.  Feelings of disconnection and isolation from teachers and other classmates could have a major negative impact on students’ satisfaction and success when learning online.  Read Full Article →

Brown Bag: Introducing SocialSim: Delivering Simulation to Promote Interprofessional Education

Speaker
  • Mary Kay Smith, MSU Learning & Assessment Center

There have been exponential changes in the U.S. healthcare system in recent years prompting need for institutions in higher education to better prepare students to function as members of an inter-professional team. Coinciding with this is exponential growth in the field of healthcare simulation and virtual methodologies. Read Full Article →

Brown Bag: Collaboratively Embodied Content in Synchronous Learning Environments

Speakers
  • John Bell, College of Education
  • William Cain, College of Education

Embodiment and Social Presence are important frameworks for understanding the experience of people being brought together via technology such as videoconference and robotic telepresence. Collaboratively embodied content applies these same frameworks to interactions that give priority to the embodiment of the content on collaboration, in which people are also embodied in a thinner form. Read Full Article →

Technology Orientation for New Faculty

An Introduction to MSU’s Libraries & MSU Information Technology Resources

Join Libraries & IT Services staff for hands-on introduction to technology resources available for Michigan State University faculty.

Do you have questions about…

  • Electronic resources available to MSU faculty?
  • Where to get help and support for technology on campus?
  • What library programs and other tools for research and teaching are offered?
Read Full Article →

Technology Orientation for New Faculty

An Introduction to MSU’s Libraries & MSU Information Technology Resources

Join Libraries & IT Services staff for hands-on introduction to technology resources available for Michigan State University faculty.

Do you have questions about…

  • Electronic resources available to MSU faculty?
  • Where to get help and support for technology on campus?
  • What library programs and other tools for research and teaching are offered?
Read Full Article →

Technology Orientation for New Faculty

An Introduction to MSU’s Libraries & MSU Information Technology Resources

Join Library & IT staff for hands-on introduction to technology resources available for Michigan State University faculty.

Do you have questions about…

  • Electronic resources available to MSU faculty?
  • Where to get help and support for technology on campus?
  • What library programs and other tools for research and teaching are offered?
Read Full Article →
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MSU D2L Training Tips graphic

Check out tips on D2L course cleanup and finding missing files

New features in MSU D2L version 10.5 allow for easy cleanup of courses that are carrying extra baggage from previous course conversions or years of accumulating unused files.

The process listed below copies all associated files from content and activities, such as quizzes, leaving behind any lingering files not actually used in the course. Read Full Article →

Seminars in Research and Instructional Technology: May 2016

Seminars in Research and Instructional Technology, also called Faculty Seminars, will be held in classrooms and computer labs across MSU’s East Lansing campus.

Selected seminars provide hands-on instruction in research tools, D2L and learning management systems, library resources, and software training, and other technology resources. There are lunch presentations each day at the MSU Union. Read Full Article →