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Acceleration: A Degree-Completion Strategy for Online Adult StudentsJuly 14, 2017 | Dr. Robin Colson, Director, Research & Evaluation
Our colleagues at the UWF Innovation Institute often contribute to academic journals to share the work of the Institute and our partners. Dr. Robin Colson, Director, Research and Evaluation, recently contributed an article on accelerated learning to the EDUCAUSE Review. This article discusses the importance of acceleration for adult students and highlights the acceleration options offered by Complete Florida partner institutions.
MOOCs: Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We're GoingJune 23, 2017 | Dr. Robin Colson, Director, Research & Evaluation
I recently read, MOOCs, High Technology, & Higher Learning, by Robert Rhoads (2015). The book explains the cultural, social, and economic motivations that spurred the MOOC (Massive, Open, Online Course) movement and provides an overview of the various and diverse perspectives on the value and role of MOOCs (Rhoads, 2015) going on today. The book also provides a glimpse into the future of MOOCs.
Let’s Change the IT Conversation from Projects to ProductsJune 16, 2017 | Mike Dieckmann, Associate Vice President, Division of Research & Strategic Innovation
Many innovation methods adopt, at least implicitly, a product mindset. Product thinking is core to a focus on the customer (or client, end user, or other term of choice for those your organization serves), whether we describe our intended outcome as a product, service, or experience.
Platforms for Open InnovationJune 5, 2017 | Mike Dieckmann, Associate Vice President, Division of Research & Strategic Innovation
One of the central tenets of design thinking - often used to drive innovation - is a focus on the client or customer. For example, the IDEA method we use at the UWF Innovation Institute places the customer at the center of all aspects of the design process, from identification of the problem space through exploration of alternatives and the evaluation of potential solutions.
Distance Learning Update: What's Mobile Got To Do With It?May 12, 2017 | Robin Colson, Director, Research & Evaluation
Distance learning continues to grow rapidly in higher education and in corporate training environments. Colleges and universities continue to experience increasing online course enrollments, even in the face of declining overall campus enrollments