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Seminars in Research and Instructional Technology: January 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 →

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A 2015 reflection on MSU technology

2015 has been a truly spectacular year at Michigan State University, hasn’t it?

So much to reflect on!

From Coach Mark Dantonio and our amazing football team’s accomplishments, to the momentous events surrounding Project 50/60 conversation on civil and human rights, and all the amazing MSU work being done locally and around the world for technology, agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, education, energy, sustainability, and the arts. Read Full Article →

Breakfast Series: Communicating through Science Fiction & Technology

Join us for a look at the 2015 AT&T Best Blended Course winner to hear about different instructional technology techniques and tools that were used.

Location: TBA

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Course TC 401: “Science Fiction, Communication & Technology” examined how science fiction portrays the used of communication technologies. Themes from science fiction films and a novel were analyzed to relate them to our world and guide our own communication technology usage. Read Full Article →

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Explore different classroom options at MSU for faculty

Have you ever walked into a classroom and wondered how you would possibly make it work for your lesson plan that day?

Growing active learning spaces

In 2012, MSU IT Teaching and Learning Technology began partnering with the Office of Faculty & Organizational Development by launching a new faculty development program revolving around the Rooms for Engaged and Active Learning (REAL). Read Full Article →

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MSU ANGEL retired on May 15; D2L support available

MSU ANGEL was retired on May 15. MSU is moving to Desire2Learn as its main centrally supported learning management system.

Course graded activities and grading data will be accessible on ANGEL in a read-only format for two years after the retirement to provide information in case course grades are contested.

Getting started with D2L

Several “Getting Started with Teaching in D2L” sessions are planned this summer. Read Full Article →

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MSU faculty & staff recognized for use of instructional technology

Four outstanding instructors and online and blended courses were selected as recipients of the 2015 AT&T Award Competition in Instructional Technology.

 

2015 AT&T Awards

The 2015 winning innovations and honorable mentions are:

BEST ONLINE COURSE

Leigh Graves Wolf and Michelle Schira Hagerman, CEP 811

CEP 811: Adapting Innovative Technology into Education is designed to push students to extend their conceptions of innovation. Read Full Article →

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MSU Seminars in Research and Instructional Technology to run May 12-13

The spring 2015 Seminars in Research and Instructional Technology for university faculty, academic staff, and graduate assistants will be May 12-13 in computer labs and classrooms on MSU’s East Lansing campus.

The complimentary seminars provide hands-on instruction on research tools, Learning Management Systems, library resources, software training, and other technology resources. Read Full Article →

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MSU instructional designers and faculty work together on improving online courses.

MSU launches Quality Matters resources to support course development

MSU purchased a subscription to the Quality Matters (QM) rubric and online resources to assist faculty and instructors in creating quality courses that will improve online education and support student learning.

This pilot is a partnership between the Center for Integrative Studies in General Science, College of Arts & Letters, and IT Services. Read Full Article →

Fall 2014 Seminars in Research and Instructional Technology

Seminars in Research and Instructional Technology were held December 16-17, 2014, in classrooms and computer labs across MSU’s East Lansing campus.

Lunch presentations:

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Tuesday, December 16: 12:00-1:15 p.m.

Joanna C. Young, Vice President of Information Technology and CIO
Wednesday, December 17: 12:00-1:15 p.m.

Class descriptions

Collaborative tools
Learning Management Systems (Desire2Learn, LON-CAPA)
Publishing and citation management
Research
Software training (Microsoft, Adobe)
Teaching tools

Collaborative tools

Adobe Connect & Presenter
Tuesday, December 16: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Read Full Article →

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Faculty Seminars December 16 and 17, 2014

MSU IT Services coordinates Seminars in Research and Instructional Technology in the spring and fall for university faculty, academic staff, and graduate assistants.

Fall 2014 seminars are scheduled for December 16 and 17.

The schedule

Participants may choose from a variety of sessions over two days designed to support teaching and research at MSU. Read Full Article →