All Blog Posts Tagged 'innovation' (12)

Virtual Learning Environments

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Virtual Learning Environments

In today’s society it is increasingly evident that education and in particular students are using more digital platforms and technologies as tools for learning. In order for educational systems to adapt to these differing learning styles and modern trends it is necessary for these systems to look at different teaching pedagogies. Over the past few years… Continue

Added by Steven David Pearce on December 4, 2010 at 4:42am — No Comments

Benefits of a 1:1 Laptop Scheme

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Recently, our school board asked me - how can I provide evidence that having a 1:1 scheme benefits our learners and school. If any of you already have a 1:1 laptop scheme running in your school you will realize that this is quite a difficult question to answer.

Some of the benefits listed here are unique to my school (a private profit making international school), which has totally different funding,… Continue

Added by Steven David Pearce on December 4, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Are you sure your business can ignore the mobile revolution?

Very interesting post on mobile learning inclusive of mobile learning & development industry.

Added by Kristine on September 14, 2010 at 3:18am — No Comments

Innovation and Change: Why Bother?

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This week, Joe Schuch shares some observations rooted in the process for change implemented at UNC. It concludes with a few simple steps to help get you started so that you can begin to make change-that-sticks in your organization.…


Added by Joe Schuch on February 22, 2010 at 6:13am — No Comments



This ico-term carries two connotations with it.

Keep It Simple Stupid.


Keep It Short and Simple.

This term is normally applied to marketing and engineering type situations but with all the innovation and…


Added by Michael H Sadowski on February 17, 2010 at 8:45am — No Comments

Design as Experience

Alright, here's an interesting thought in the wake of the roll out of the iPad. When we are discussing a design of any kind, we are talking about a design of a full experience. Any product cannot be thought of merely as a product. All products provide some type of service. The user experience with the product, ie the production of the service, is merely the centerpiece of the overall experience with the product. That experience begins with the user first hearing of it and extends through the… Continue

Added by Nick Siewert on January 29, 2010 at 12:08am — No Comments

Move Over Netbooks!

There’s a new laptop on the market, and it might challenge the popularity of netbooks, particularly in public schools. Wal-Mart is selling the new Compaq Presario for only $299. Since July when the retail giant began carrying the new laptop, stores throughout the country have had a difficult time keeping them on the shelf. MORE...

Added by Shawn Roner on August 19, 2009 at 9:46am — No Comments

Sharing Some of My Knowledge

I'm a futurist and innovation consultant. Over the next two months I'm going to be sharing my knowledge in webinars at no charge. The schedule is:

July 23: Widgets, Folksonomies, Mashups and Syndication: An Introduction to Web 2.0

August 6: Market Intelligence… Continue

Added by Paul Schumann on July 9, 2009 at 10:27am — No Comments

Thoughts on Innovation Systems

In Complexity: A Guided Tour, Melanie Mitchell wrote about a series of questions that were being circulated among complexity scientists. I liked the questions very much and thought that they also applied to work on innovation systems. So, I’ve modified them for that application:

1. Why did you begin working with innovation systems?

2. How would you define an… Continue

Added by Paul Schumann on July 9, 2009 at 10:17am — No Comments

7 Guidelines for Educators

Wes Fryer shares his flickr set @ CoSN 09.

This was one image I found noteworthy.

My favorite is... ' reinvent yourself as a teacher, professor or educator."

With all the emerging technologies and Web 2.0 practices, as educators, we can and should embrace the inevitable.…


Added by John Costilla on March 12, 2009 at 6:35am — 1 Comment

Building a network of non-school tutor/mentor programs

This is a map of the Chicago region showing concentrations of poverty and locations of poorly performing schools (according to state information). Our aim is that people use these maps to focus attention, and resources, on neighborhoods where non-school volunteer- based tutoring, mentoring, arts and/or technology programs might help keep kids safe, model different careers and aspirations than might be modeled in a high poverty area, and help… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on October 9, 2008 at 1:45pm — 2 Comments

Mobilizing the talent of student and workplace volunteers

I encourage you to visit the Tutor/Mentor Blog and view a flash presentation created by two student interns from Korea who are working in my Chicago non profit this month. The presentation shows some of the participants in the Tutor/Mentor Leadership Conference, held on May 29 and 30. It also has a… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on June 12, 2008 at 2:26pm — 1 Comment

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