megamooc

Next Fanning the Flames to discuss wrapping a course around a major live event 0

MOOCs in conjunction with live global events produce interesting results. Faculty members Mark Wilson, Eva Kassens-Noor and Lisa Robinson recently completed a MOOC that was offered in parallel with the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. They are also in the planning stages for another MOOC beginning June 2014 that will run in conjunction with the 2014 Soccer World Cup.



world bank

World Bank Gender in Agriculture e-learning launch 0

Gwyn Shelle, MSUglobal assistant director, production, recently spoke at the launch event for a Gender in Agriculture E-Learning course in Washington D.C. The course is the result of a collaboration between the World Bank and Michigan State University and will be freely accessible under a creative commons license to anyone interested in gender-related topics in agriculture and rural development.


MSU, Gates Foundation strengthen African agriculture research and curriculum 0

Michigan State University and Open Educational Resources (OER) Africa are working in partnership with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a group of 32 universities in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa aimed at overseeing graduate training and networks of specialization in Africa, to strengthen their graduate student participatory action research while at the same time developing student-created open educational resources for RUFORUM degree programs.

h100_agshare

Spartan-helmet-Green-150-pxls

Nominate 2014-15 MSUglobal Innovation Fellows 0

MSUglobal Knowledge and Learning Innovations is pleased to continue the second year of our MSUglobal Innovation Fellows Program. MSUglobal is now accepting nominations for the 2014-15 academic year. Up to three faculty, or faculty teams, will be selected. Please feel free to contact Dr. Christine Geith, MSUglobal executive director and MSU assistant provost, to share your nominations or you may direct your faculty to our online form to have them complete our application. The deadline for applications is March 14, 2014. Faculty will be notified no later than April 1, 2014.