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Ideation and the 90:10 Rule. Most surveys today indicate that Research and Development executives are frequently disappointed in their ideation exercises and that they commonly complain that ideas aren’t actionable, aren’t relevant or simply aren’t economical.

Ideation and the 90:10 Rule

They also complain that ideas are insular, vague and can’t be scaled for the real world but ultimately it would appear that good ideas are hard to find and some recent research studies have indicated that it can take thousands of ideas to generate one commercial success. That’s a lot of time, money, and energy to invest only to meet frustration. 10 Emerging Educational Technologies & How They Are Being Used Across the Globe. For over a decade, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has been charting the landscape of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry on a global scale.

10 Emerging Educational Technologies & How They Are Being Used Across the Globe

The NMC’s advisory board includes 750 technology experts and faculty members from colleges and universities in 40 countries, and is supported by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). The NMC’s latest research efforts, the NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition and the NMC Horizon Report: 2013 Higher Education Edition, were released this spring, and together highlight ten emerging technologies that will impact education over the course of the next five years: cloud computing, mobile learning, learning analytics, open content, 3D printing, MOOCs, virtual and remote laboratories, games and gamification, tablet computing, and wearable technology.

As an educator, you have probably heard about many of these technologies, if not all of them. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. How to be Innovative: The Top 3 Innovation Articles of March 2013. Every company asks themselves the question, ‘How can we be more innovative?’

How to be Innovative: The Top 3 Innovation Articles of March 2013

According to Google, there are about 591,000,000 web pages devoted to answering that question. Each month The Medici Group highlights the top innovation stories of the last 30 days. The stories come from nearly every field imaginable: Last month highlighted the United Nations and Corporate Anthropology. Our year end wrap-up showcased innovation in the film industry, economic development and automobiles. This month we look at two separate stories. Germany’s Model Stresses Execution Over Innovation – Ben Rooney Copycats are everywhere. Tuition at Learn-to-Code Boot Camp Is Free — Until You Get a Job – Marcus Wohlsen Most people consider innovation a shiny new product—an iPhone or Google Glass. Top 20 Innovation Articles – March 2013.

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence.

Top 20 Innovation Articles – March 2013

We also publish a weekly Top 10 as part of our FREE Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine (PDF for printing or downloading to iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc.) and email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are February’s twenty most popular innovation posts (each receiving 3,600 – 6,000 page views): BONUS – Here are four more strong articles published the last week of the month: If you’re not familiar with Innovation Excellence, we publish 2-6 new articles every day built around innovation and marketing insights from our roster of contributing authors and ad hoc submissions from community members.

P.S. Wait! THE SIXTH WAVE: THE RISE OF THE CREATIVE CITIES. Innovation is no longer driven by states or nations.

THE SIXTH WAVE: THE RISE OF THE CREATIVE CITIES

It’s driven by cities. The key for the future of competitiveness is the development of local ecosystems. And these ecosystems will be built around cities. Infographic: The World’s Technology Hubs. The Rise of the Intangible Economy: U.S. GDP Counts R&D, Artistic Creation. On July 31, the U.S.

The Rise of the Intangible Economy: U.S. GDP Counts R&D, Artistic Creation

This Little Sticker Works Like an Anti-Mosquito Force Field. The Kite Patch is a little square sticker that emits a cloak of chemical compounds that block a mosquito's ability to sense humans.

This Little Sticker Works Like an Anti-Mosquito Force Field

Image: ieCrowd The idea is to make humans "invisible" to mosquitos. Image: ieCrowd The sticker is small enough to be unobtrusive to the people who wear it. Image: ieCrowd Olfactor Laboratories developed non-toxic compounds that work against mosquitoes' long-range abilities to detect humans through CO2, as well as dampening the bug’s short-range ability to sense us from our basic human odors. Image: Olfactor Laboratories A scientist testing the chemical compounds. Image: Olfactor Laboratories. “Mini Lisa” demonstrates potential of nanomanufacturing technique. Arguably the world’s most famous painting, da Vinci's Mona Lisa has now been copied onto the world’s smallest canvas at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

“Mini Lisa” demonstrates potential of nanomanufacturing technique

Associate Professor Jennifer Curtis' "Mini Lisa" is one-third the width of a human hair, with details as small as one-eighth of a micron. The Ten Myths of Innovation: the best summary. I wrote the popular book The Myths of Innovation to capture everything I wish I learned about big ideas before I started my career.

The Ten Myths of Innovation: the best summary

I’ve seen bloggers summarize the book into a simple list (or cheezy video), but here’s a version written by my own hand. You can also see my compilation of 177 Innovation myths others have written. European Innovation Varies by Country. Musical swings by daily tous les jours - empathiCITY exhibition. Mar 20, 2013.

musical swings by daily tous les jours - empathiCITY exhibition

Does Karma Herald A Future For Social Hardware? Over the last few years, as cell-phone companies have phased out their unlimited offerings and replaced them with plans based on monthly allowances of data, we users have read the message loud and clear: Mobile bandwidth is a scarce, precious thing, and its usage is something we need to keep an eye on.

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