You Don’t Really Want A Culture of Learning Innovation
Concurrent Session 2
Silos of innovation aren’t enough to solve the problems facing education anymore. We need scalable, sustainable, and intentional innovation to stay relevant and successful. Dr. Jeff Borden will share his blueprint for such initiatives he has leveraged to create a culture of Learning Innovation, at scale, across the entire organization.
"We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” When Albert Einstein said that, he had education in mind. And the problems in education are plentiful – retention, enrollment, cost, diversity, accountability, and on and on. But education problems do not simply impact schools, they impact living. By 2025, the Lumina Foundation and George Washington University report that the United States will have 23 million jobs which require at least an undergraduate degree with no qualified American to fill them. Racing toward 10 billion people on this planet will result in challenges of epic proportions. Never before in history have we needed more ideas.
Every school has a few innovation “pockets” to showcase. From pioneering instructors to first-adopter technologists, innovation exists at most schools. But disparate, silos of innovation likely are not enough to solve the problems education is facing anymore. We need scalable, sustainable, intentional innovation impacting multiple streams of education context (like retention, content delivery, instruction, assessment, etc), if we want to stay relevant and successful as teaching and learning organizations.
Dr. Jeff Borden, former Chief Innovation Officer and current CAO at D2L, will share his blueprint for such initiatives as leveraged in formal, higher education settings, so as to create a culture of Learning Innovation, at scale, across the entire organization. Utilizing the latest frameworks from organizational psychology, creating efficiencies through strategic technology, and tapping into resources across multiple stakeholder groups, this methodology is comprehensive and attainable. While re-imagining some old processes, strategic Learning Design and Innovation can help us move into the next century, helping solve some long time problems and addressing others before they manifest.