Whose Design Is It Anyway - Round 1

Brief Abstract

Welcome to Whose Design is It Anyway? - a session where everything is made up and the points don’t matter at all!”

Improvisation and flexibility are hallmarks of innovation. In the Innovation Lab, we're not only prepared to live that out - we want you to join in the fun, too! So, we are going to feature improv sessions incorporating Design Thinking and educational technology. Our audience and our contestants will collaborate to generate creative solutions and suggestions for incorporating technology into their teaching practices.

If you're looking for a great way to step out of your comfort zone and create solutions for others, join us for Whose Design is it Anyway? You might even pick up a prize for your improvisational genius!


Ben works in the Office of Distance Education and eLearning at The Ohio State University, where he is the Program Manager for College Ready Ohio, a state-funded grant initiative aiming to bridge the worlds of K12 and higher education through teacher professional development, strategic technology implementation, and online/hybrid learning. In addition, Ben coordinates OSU’s GE Online initiative, which aims to develop beautiful online sections of high-enrollment general education courses. Ben has master’s degrees in educational philosophy and psychology and in business administration, both from The Ohio State University. A former high school educator and learning specialist with OSU’s student athletes, Ben is also an Associate Director with the non-profit iBELIEVE Foundation, which promotes leadership development in Appalachian youth.