Karl Gude to Speak on Creative Teaching Techniques, Infographics

gudemug.pngJoin the CTL on Friday, October 31 for "A Morning of Gude Ideas" with special guest Karl Gude. Karl will be giving two presentations and chatting with faculty over coffee.  While on campus, Karl will also be lunching with students and meeting with faculty from several departments. 


Coffee and Presentation Schedule

8:30 a.m.  Coffee with Karl

9:00 a.m.  Creative teaching techniques you can use to nurture creative thinkers

As teachers, we want our students to think more creatively in the classroom and beyond. To do this, we need to be more effective at creating an environment in our classrooms that engages students and challenges them to take risks and explore creative ideas. In his lively and fun talk, Karl will explore a variety of ideas surrounding creativity that will get you thinking about what you can do in your classes to teach more creatively and to nurture a thriving crop of creative thinkers. 

11:00 a.m.  Infographics: An effective tool for getting your message heard!

Information graphics, or “infographics,” are print and online devices that use visual storytelling to quickly engage an audience, clarify complex subjects and convey information quickly. Karl will explain how infographics can enhance and complement the stories you need to tell and why they are better than words alone to get your message across. He will also discuss important steps when planning an infographic and show you some great and free software options that will allow anyone to make one. 


About Karl Gude

Karl Gude teaches at Michigan State University in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences with courses focusing on creativity and infographics. Michigan State recently chose his class on creative thinking as one of two that will be offered across campus to all colleges as part of a new, university-wide minor on entrepreneurship. Karl has been teaching for nearly a decade and is the former Director of Information Graphics at Newsweek magazine and at The Associated Press. In 2012, Karl won his college’s Faculty Impact Award for excellence in teaching.  


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Faculty Focus Video Series

Faculty utilize many different techniques to engage students in the classroom.  In this video series we will interview instructors employing creative or innovative teaching methods in the classroom. In addition to the interview, we will have a glimpse into the classroom to see the interaction between students as well as the instructor. Take a look at our first video in the series as we follow Adonna Rometo in "Digestion in Action: Active Learning in a Physiology Lecture." 

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