Innovation Newly Weds: Team solutions for Innovation Success
Concurrent Session 1
Innovating in Higher Education can feel like a challenging obstacle course, demanding determination, grit, and optimism of Educational Technology teams. I mimic the format of a game show to isolate political struggles, confront implementation obstacles, and identify solutions and approaches to new tools and innovative success.
Great minds think alike…and when it comes to innovation, setting a mindset is a great way to get started. Innovative thinking meets the Newly Wed Game!! Participants will be presented with a conflict and have a moment jot down a solution on a dry erase board. Hopefully, you match!
In a game show format, this innovative learning approach will allow teams or small break out groups to interact with 6 categories of familiar obstacle’s commonly faced with implementing innovative practices including leadership, strategy, management, process, culture and wild card.
Conflicts to identify familiar hurdles including cost, accessibility, stakeholder buy-in, faculty and student response, change culture, training and staff snafus. The emerging ideas format will allow for ideas to ignite in a collaborative atmosphere.
Deliverables will include a summary of game situations and potential solutions with room for annotations, an infographic of the Innovation pursuit categories (5 pillars of Innovation adapted from https://www.wazoku.com/resource/5-pillars-everyday-innovation-infographic/ ) and a tool Evaluation Rubric (adapted from Western University: https://er.educause.edu/articles/2018/9/a-rubric-for-evaluating-e-learning-tools-in-higher-education?utm_source=Informz&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=ER )