Immersive Education: AR Comes of Age. Augmented Reality Immersive Education: AR Comes of Age By Dian Schaffhauser03/06/17 Despite all the headlines and conference coverage of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) for education over the last year, the technology is still gaining speed — residing at that sweet spot in the hype cycle where, when you place headsets on people and gently guide them to turn around to gain a full view, they tend to gasp and say, "Oh, wow.
" So imagine how your students would respond if, in that next geography lesson, instead of handing them a flat map of Peru, you pass out pre-loaded smartphones to each table along with a $15 Google Cardboard and ask them to pull up a walking tour that places them in Machu Picchu. "Seeing is believing," said Colin Messenger, a senior market analyst with a focus on education at FutureSource Consulting. However, anybody who has watched the education segment for any length of time also knows that the initial "cool" factor isn't enough to sustain the market. When (Virtual) Reality Meets the Classroom. Learning Spaces When (Virtual) Reality Meets the Classroom Spurred by a new era of affordable, mainstream virtual reality tools, Indiana University is incorporating VR into high-tech classrooms called Reality Labs.
By Julie Johnston, Michael Boyles03/07/17 IU undergraduate student Hailey Speciale uses large-screen projection displays and a tracking system to exhibit VR work created with Margaret Dolinsky, associate professor in the School of Art and Design. Innovative Ideas - Make Room for Old Ideas. “Not all ideas are new.
When you generate innovative ideas, make room for old ideas that have been around, but have never gotten a decent chance to advance.” Occasionally, someone participating in a strategy workshop filled with innovative ideas will complain that a lot, or maybe all (REALLY? ALL?) The ideas already existed in the organization. That used to bug the hell out of me whenever it would happen because we were there to generate new ideas. A simple rule for innovation – Medium.
Trying to innovate turns out to be stressful at times.
Especially being a Designer, I am usually challenged to bring out creative and new ideas. Most often, we come up with beautiful and innovative ideas, only to find (with a Google search) that the idea was already thought of and developed by someone. I try to explain here a simple rule for innovation (more like a rule of thumb) which could be used by innovators, people looking for fresh ideas, PHD candidates, entrepreneurs looking for fresh startup ideas, people thinking of what projects to do, and of course people who want to publish or patent something new. Let’s call it the “s.in rule” (short for simple innovation rule). The rule is stated as follows: n * u * d is inversely proportional to c where, n is the number of words required to define an idea fully in its most concise fashion, u(mu) is the newness index of the words, d is the diversity index of the words and c is the probability or chance that the idea is already discovered.
Invent Health: A jolt of inspiration/innovation for health care. The Chief Technology Officer at the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is, in a lot of ways, the chief innovation officer. How Innovative Ideas Arise – The Mission – Medium. How Innovative Ideas Arise In 2010, Thomas Thwaites decided he wanted to build a toaster from scratch.
He walked into a shop, purchased the cheapest toaster he could find, and promptly went home and broke it down piece by piece. Thwaites had assumed the toaster would be a relatively simple machine. By the time he was finished deconstructing it, however, there were more than 400 components laid out on his floor. The toaster contained over 100 different materials with three of the primary ones being plastic, nickel, and steel.
He decided to create the steel components first. 10 Innovation Barriers Lurking in Your Organization. Is your organization struggling to deliver on the innovation expectations you have for it?
From our experience at The Brainzooming Group and ongoing research, there are ten common innovation barriers blocking new idea and implementation across organizations. Only a couple of these barriers existing in a culture can block even modest expectations for implementing new ideas. There is good news, however: none of the innovation barriers is insurmountable. Understanding which challenges you’re facing is vital. That insight drives the smart change management steps needed to navigate each innovation challenge. 10 Innovation Barriers Lurking in Your Organization. What do you think you’re doing? — Innovating? The Educational Buzzword Dilemma: Why “Innovation” is about to Jump the Shark. The Educational Buzzword Dilemma: Why “Innovation” is about to Jump the Shark Over the past few years I’ve seen a ton of hype for the term “innovation” when it comes to “transforming education.”
And while I share a passion for innovation, I am starting to get a little concerned. How many TED talks and keynotes must we sit through that claims “our schools need to be innovative,” but with some vague generalities? Or worse yet, highlight a tech tool that will “change everything?” This summer a majority of conferences featured the word “innovation” in either their title, or in the description. So, lets talk about what we can do now. So here are some (deliberately brief) points I feel we should ponder moving forward: Create a Culture of Innovation Before Day One. “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.”Albert Einstein’s simple words are a reminder that if we want to witness change, succeed and move forward, we have to do things differently.
It’s a struggle for companies to inspire innovative cultures because the journey of achieving it is often painstaking and wrought with failure. However, with the right reinforcements employers can begin to make small innovations that one daymake up a fully functioning culture of innovation. Discover Safety and Trust Innovation requires change and evolution. In work environments that lack safe and trusting relationships between employees and their superiors, creativity and innovative thinking are stunted. How about some actual innovation: Inventing the transistor and landing a nuclear robot on Mars. How about some actual innovation: Inventing the transistor and landing a nuclear robot on Mars A meandering walk through innovation that also reviews a book I care deeply about innovation.
It is literally where the future comes from, but it is a curious thing. Crafting the Ideal Innovation Portfolio. Crafting the Ideal Innovation Portfolio When pursuing innovation initiatives, one of the most important considerations is the makeup of your “innovation portfolio.” Just as an improperly balanced portfolio can increase risk and minimize gains in investing, so too can the wrong makeup of innovation initiatives create unnecessary risk or reduce return on investment. But what is the best approach when considering the makeup of an organization’s innovation portfolio? Three Lessons On Innovation I Learned During My 12 Years At Apple. Three Lessons On Innovation I Learned During My 12 Years At Apple As one veteran of Apple’s early forays into digital music explains, nothing slows things down like seeking consensus. Before Apple Music, before the iPad, even before the mp3, I had a front-row seat and backstage access to the digital music revolution.
During my 12-year tenure at Apple, from the late ’80s and to the early 2000s, I helped lead the team that launched some of Apple’s earliest innovations in music and entertainment. We developed the strategies, marketing initiatives, and relationships with content creators and media companies — across music, film, and TV — that laid the foundations that iTunes and subsequent innovations were later build upon. 7 Things Higher Education Innovators Want You to Know. Education Trends 7 Things Higher Education Innovators Want You to Know Experts weigh in on the challenges of student success and the need for innovation in higher ed. In order to close the growing achievement gap, higher education institutions need to focus on innovation, scale and diffusion, according to Bridget Burns, executive director for the University Innovation Alliance, a coalition of 11 public research universities committed to improving graduation rates and sharing best practices.
Generating Ideas at Apple. Generating Ideas at Apple The creative process is mythicized in our culture. There is a sense that ideas are flashes of genius that people have, all at once. But many of history’s best ideas were generated from a process of brainstorming, experimentation, and iteration. This is one of the most important things I took away from my time at Apple. Apple never magically visualized a product; they developed their ideas over time. Know (and Value) The Difference Between Routine and Innovative Work — Page19 Magazine.
Innovative Work Purpose: To create entirely original ideas and products.Product: First-of-kind objects or concepts — the light bulb, the iPhone. The New MBA: A Masters in Business Ambiguity. Most Innovative Schools. Bring More Science To Innovation — Jobs To Be Done. Dr. Richard Feynman, Nobel Prize winner in Physics says: Leading Ed Tech Innovation and Change-Campus Tech 2014.