Apr 152014
Synchromodal Support for Deaf Students

Supporting meaningful interactions for all students Creating opportunities for meaningful interactions is one of the most important goals of many courses. Supporting students with disabilities is simply another opportunity for providing creative learning solutions to enable these meaningful interactions for everyone. A case in point is our work with a synchromodal course (including face-to-face and online [...]

Dec 092013
Synchromodal Committee Meetings

Supporting Dissertation committee interactions via videoconferencing Michelle Schira Hagerman (a new EPET PhD … congratulations Michelle!) approached the Design Studio a couple of weeks before her dissertation defense. She had 4 faculty members on her Committee but one member was unable to be physically present. Michelle had used the videoconferencing app GoToMeeting before and she wondered if it could be used [...]

Nov 022013
Review: Round Table on Alternating-Hybrids and Flipped Classes in the College of Education

Round Table on Alternating-Hybrids and Flipped Classes in the College of Education On Tuesday October 29th, the CEPSE/COE Design Studio hosted a roundtable on alternating-hybrids and flipped classes in the College of Education at Michigan State University. Dr. Punya Mishra and Dr. Danah Henriksen  from the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology program, Dr. Kristy Cooper from [...]

Oct 222013

CI Days provides an opportunity for the MSU community to share information about cyberinfrastructure resources and their use in research.  This free event will feature: Nationally-renowned research leaders from multiple disciplines presenting how advanced technologies have enabled their scholarly work A panel of MSU researchers discussing CI challenges and solutions Posters showcasing CI-enabled research at [...]

Oct 222013

Round Table on Alternating – Hybrids and Flipped Classes in the College of Education Tuesday, October 29, 2013 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Location:  252 Erickson Hall Cost:  Free Contact:  John Bell (johnbell@msu.edu) Audiences: College of Education Faculty, Staff, and Students Description: A number of faculty in the College of Education have been experimenting with alternate structures for [...]

Oct 222013
Linked Classrooms

2 groups, 2 instructors, 2 locations. 1 integrated class.   This month’s Design Studio Spotlight takes a closer look at a course being taught this semester by EAD faculty Madeline Mavrogordato and Chris Dunbar in the Masters in Education Administration program. Maddy and Chris have two different groups of students, one located in East Lansing, [...]

Jun 112013
Personal Portal Model in Synchromodal Learning Environments

A Synchromodal Learning Environment is one in which online and face-to-face individuals (both students and instructors) interact with one another in real-time learning sessions (i.e., classes). As technology facilitators and observers, we have noticed that face-to-face students have their own physical presence in a class and occupy a physical space.  As such, we have developed [...]

Jun 042013
Class Sessions that Combine Online and Face-to-face Students

“Spoke with William in the Tech studio to discuss the possibility of meeting online with my EAD 801 students. The course enrolled students from many parts of the country and some overseas. I had no idea where to begin. William made it easy! He suggested using software “Gotomeeting.” Students were provided with a URL that [...]