Education Innovation

MUSC faculty are seeking out the next significant, positive change that will impact the next generation.

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Kickstart Education Innovation

Student Innovation Contest

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A contest for students where the University Education Infrastructure Committee (UEIC) works with the SGA to involve students in sharing their ideas about what learning technology they would like to have in their courses.

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Your Ideas are Worth Money!

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The Education Innovation Cabinet will be seeking out innovative educational approaches, techniques, and programs to provide one time funding to pilot or further evaluate. For more information contact Gigi Smith.

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Teach Innovation

*Contributed by Desmond Wong Jia Jun, Master of Science in Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies, Florida State University, Candidate for Graduation in Fall 2022

Is Metaverse the next phase of education?

It is hard to think of anyone that have not heard of Facebook, but it is another thing to imagine that a social media-based company could change the world completely. Since Facebook have rebranded to Meta in October 2021, Meta have just revealed the next generation advance Virtual Realities (VR) headset, Meta Quest Pro cementing the commitment and direction in building the next big thing.

Yes, the world is changing, and possibilities seems to be growing. For those that are on Meta’s social media platforms, I'm sure you have seen the advertisement on how Metaverse could provide the opportunities for surgeons to practice hundreds of times before seeing patients, and that seems like just the tip of the iceberg.

The good news is that the Metaverse is far from being well-defined and as educators, we could have a say on what and how Metaverse should be. Of course, it means that we must jump quickly onto the bandwagon and ride the waves instead of getting pulled by the undertow. It is time that educators create our own vision on how Metaverse would look like in our classroom, keeping in mind the principles of learning and venture into the next phase of education. Research the unthinkable, trial the impossible and share to inspire.

Check out “Go Ahead, Dream about the Future” by Charlie Jane Anders to jumpstart your imagination of the future of education and how metaverse will change the healthcare community.


2022-23 Education Innovation Funding Timeline

MUSC Education Innovation funding timeline

Faculty Education Innovation Advocates

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Faculty Innovation Fellowship

In collaboration with the Provost and the Associate Provost for Education Innovation and Student Life, the Office of Innovation is recruiting faculty to participate in the inaugural Faculty Innovation Fellows program. The purpose of the program is to incentivize innovations in teaching that advance MUSC towards its strategic goals.

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Question Innovation

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Three activities to spark creativity in ideation this month: 1) 3 minutes to draw as many ideas in 30 circles as possible. 2) 5 minutes to turn random squiggles into birds. 3) 3 minutes to come up with as many alternate uses as possible for an item.

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 In education today being innovative can look like so many different things and come in so many different forms. I believe innovation in education is when we seek to find ways to push education forward in positive new directions Inda Humes quote

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The Learning Curve Podcast

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As part of MUSC’s mission to expand ideas and strategies around innovative education, The Learning Curve is a new podcast series featuring individuals who support these efforts. During these episodes, we’ll focus on our featured guests' career paths to education, what motivates and inspires them to be great instructors, how they are supporting students and contemporary topics in teaching and learning.

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Learn Innovation

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Hosted in Endeavor, the Digital Health Online course is open to all faculty and staff. As the world of healthcare becomes more digitized, and with an increasing number of digital technologies showing real promise in the field, it is becoming even more important to empower our current and next generation of healthcare professionals with foundational concepts related to evaluating and integrating digital health solutions. The course will begin on is available now, and the opportunity to earn a half hour (0.5) of Diversity and Inclusion credit is available.

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Tools for Innovation

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Microsoft Teams meetings allow you to present in Standout, Side-by-side, or Reporter to create better visual cues for the audience. Instead of simply sharing a screen, you become a more engaging and integral part of your presentation.

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