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Learn more about MSU Rooms for Engaged and Active Learning on Feb. 16

The REAL (Rooms for Engaged and Active Learning) spaces at MSU are a pedagogical philosophy made manifest. If the traditional lecture style classroom is the ultimate expression of the professor-focused lecture, then the REAL spaces are that for student-focused collaboration.

The REAL spaces can be a challenging environment for both teachers and students. Read Full Article →

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6 tips for your spring semester tech needs

January starts the new MSU spring semester. Get your tech ready with these 6 tips.

1. Update your passwords

Protect your computers, files, and personal information by regularly changing your password. Learn more about strong passwords.

Visit secureit.msu.edu for an extensive list of resources to help protect you from viruses, malware, phishing attempts, and more.  Read Full Article →

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Students check out MSU's latest classroom technology.

MSU IT supports upgrade of 33 instructional spaces in 2017

During 2017 a range of strategic learning space renovations and technology investments were completed on campus. MSU IT supported upgrades to 33 instructional spaces that help with student engagement and student success initiatives.

Upgrades are part of a multi-year planning process at MSU and also involve Teaching and Learning Environment (TLE) funding requests from MSU IT. Read Full Article →

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MSU launches scholarship & endowment system with pilot units

Michigan State University licensed and launched AcademicWorks as a complete scholarship and endowment management solution for the university.

This application, branded MSU Scholarships, will provide a secure, central location for all gift information, as well as other sources of student financial aid information for each unit.

Moving to an enterprise tool for all scholarships and endowments will help MSU keep up with growth, maintain data at a university level, and track analytics to aid in decision making. Read Full Article →

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Learn about increasing student engagement in new MSU Tech Break podcast

Want to increase engagement in your class (and make sure students are also attending class)?

Listen to Episode 5 of the student-led MSU Tech Break podcast, “Student Engagement and Ways to Use Twitter.”

In the fifth Tech Break episode, education student Meghan Hurley talks with MSU Assistant Professor of Physics Vashti Sawtelle about technology in the classroom. Read Full Article →

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MSU Faculty Technology Use Survey

Find out the top technology tools MSU faculty use in teaching

The “Faculty Technology Use in Teaching Survey” was conducted by MSU IT during spring 2017. The results help MSU IT and campus stakeholders learn more about how faculty use instructional technology both inside and outside of the classroom.

It was emailed to approximately 3,100 faculty, and there were 373 respondents.

The top 5 MSU colleges to respond included:

  1. Social Science
  2. Agriculture & Natural Science
  3. Arts & Letters
  4. Natural Science
  5. Human Medicine

NOTE: Percentages were rounded down to full numbers in the following metrics. Read Full Article →

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Learn more about feedback loops in the MSU Tech Break podcast

Listen to episode 4 of the student-led MSU Tech Break podcast, “Feedback Loops.

In the fourth episode of MSU’s student-led Tech Break podcast, education student Meghan Hurley discusses the topic of feedback loops with Phil Deaton, who is an employee, instructor, and graduate student at MSU. Hurley and Deaton dialogue about their own personal experiences with feedback and cover its importance. Read Full Article →

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Computer Labs & Classroom upgrades

Find out about the latest MSU tech upgrades in computer labs, classrooms

While many students and faculty were off for the summer, MSU IT was busy making technology upgrades to labs and classroom spaces.

Windows 10 upgrade

MSU IT upgraded to Windows 10 in university computer labs and classroom technology carts during August 7-25 in preparation for the fall 2017 semester. This upgrade will help leverage new technologies and security features in Windows 10. Read Full Article →

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10 steps get your tech ready for MSU AOP

Welcome, Spartans! We are excited that you are starting your academic journey here at Michigan State University. The Academic Orientation Program (AOP) is an important step to get ready for the fall semester.

It’s our priority to ensure your experience goes smoothly, so we’ve outlined easy steps to get you and your tech devices ready for MSU! Read Full Article →

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New technology knowledge base system launched for the MSU community

MSU IT launched a new technology knowledge system providing MSU students, faculty, and staff access to help and support information. This new system may be accessed one of two ways:

Articles of particular importance to individuals without an MSU NetID (e.g., visitors looking to access the MSU network) are available on the technology help and support page. Read Full Article →