Stories of Innovation: Cycling to the 21st Century Technical College

It is said that “necessity is the mother of all creation.” If that cliché’ holds true, then the world of vocational/technical education should be undergoing a renaissance. Across the nation, technical colleges have been suffering from declines in enrollment, transitioning of the traditional manufacturing employment space, and an identity crisis questioning what a technical college… Continue Reading →

Stories of Innovation: Minnesota State REFLECT

Minnesota State REFLECT: Research Experiences For Learning, Engaging, Connecting, and Teaching Author: Dr. Catherine Ford, Program Director of Educational Development, Minnesota StateNote: Minnesota State REFLECT was formerly known as “MN REFLECT.” What do you do when you have a program that you believe can add value across Minnesota State and you want to shout this… Continue Reading →

Stories of Innovation: Student Learner Hub hits a home run for manufacturers, high schools, and students in Southeast Minnesota

Author: Katryn Conlin, Communications Director, Minnesota State College Southeast Student Learner Hub hits a home run for manufacturers, high schools, and students in Southeast Minnesota When most 17-year-olds want to earn extra money, they usually have to babysit, mow lawns or flip burgers. Caledonia High School’s Alyvia Ness is in the sports manufacturing game, and… Continue Reading →

Stories of Innovation: Geolocation Storytelling and Interactive Case Studies: new approaches to engaging students

Author: Bob Bilyk, Director of the Center for Online Learning, Metropolitan State University Geolocation Storytelling and Interactive Case Studies: new approaches to engaging students Geolocation Storytelling Students and faculty have a strong connection to place.  As designers of instruction, we can hook students’ interest with stories about place. Examples at Metropolitan State University are everywhere. … Continue Reading →

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