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Crafting an Innovation Landscape

Crafting an Innovation Landscape | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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As efforts to stimulate innovation spring up across campuses, institutions need a comprehensive planning framework for integrated planning of initiatives to support innovation.
Viewing the campus as an Innovation Landscape, settings for collaborative creative activity — both physical and virtual — infuse the campus fabric and become part of the daily experience of their users.
The Innovation Landscape Framework proposed here serves as a tool that can help coordinate physical planning with organizational initiatives, engage a wide range of stakeholders, and enable a culture of innovation across campus.
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The new era of education and the future of work relies heavily on our ability to thin new ways (Creativity), do things in new ways (Innovation) and generate new value and opportunity (Entrepreneurship)
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Curtin’s Hackathon develops courses of the future - News and Events | Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia

Curtin’s Hackathon develops courses of the future - News and Events | Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
A short course designed to tackle the issue of managing and presenting data in the ever-growing digital universe was the winning idea at this year’s Curtin University Marketing Hackathon.

This year’s Hackathon focused on developing new courses to equip students with the skills and capabilities required for the jobs, careers and industries of the future.

The Hackathon teams were made up of University staff, Curtin students, alumni and external agency partners, with participants tasked with using start-up business model techniques to rapidly generate ideas, and develop a course pitch.

Curtin’s Chief Marketing Officer Ty Hayes said it was critical for universities to use techniques such as Hackathons to be able to tap into the ideas that exists within their broad networks and be able to test new ideas in a rapid, fail-fast manner.
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Frugal Innovation in Digital Learning - DML Central

Frugal Innovation in Digital Learning - DML Central | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on what makes a good and accessible digital assignment for faculty and teachers who are not comfortable with digital tools but open to learning and experimenting. An approach I’ve often seen is what I’ve recently started calling the kitchen sink approach to “onboarding.” In this approach, a suite of tools or a single tool that can do “everything you can imagine and more” is shown or given to a faculty member to integrate into their already existing course or assignment. The hesitant but eager faculty member, initially excited to try something new, quickly becomes overwhelmed and frustrated as they attempt to make the tool live up to the promises of “doing everything and more.” Frustrated, the faculty member then abandons integrating the tool because they “tried and it didn’t really work with their style of teaching” or “there is too much stuff in the course already to add digital tools.”
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Innovation Programs In Schools Can Help Kids Learn More Than Just Facts

Innovation Programs In Schools Can Help Kids Learn More Than Just Facts | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

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While innovation programs at secondary schools are relatively new, they seem to be metastasizing across the education system and are increasingly popular among educators, parents and students.


Traditionally, we went to school to attain knowledge. The smart kids knew that Columbus discovered America in 1492 and that the square root of 64 is eight. They studied diligently at home so that when the teacher asked a question they could shoot their hand up and be praised for their good work.

Today, however, teenagers carry far more information and computing power in their pockets than would ever fit in their heads. So the ability to retain knowledge and manipulate numbers with facility have become, to a large extent, outdated skills. Kids today need to learn how to understand systems and solve problems.

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Synopsis While innovation programs at secondary schools are relatively new, they seem to be metastasizing across the education system and are increasingly popular among educators, parents and students.
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Want to boost your creativity and be a better collaborator? Think about why the sky is blue

Want to boost your creativity and be a better collaborator? Think about why the sky is blue | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it


 It’s probably been a long time since you lay on your back in the grass, looked up and wondered, Why is the sky blue? Or since you took the time to consider a question as difficult as, Where does the universe begin, and where does it end? 


 In 2013, education innovator Sugata Mitra received the million-dollar TED Prize to develop an online learning platform for schoolkids, based around big questions like these (TED Talk: Build a school in the cloud). But the big secret is: It’s actually fun for adults. By tweaking Mitra’s idea, you can get in touch with your inner child — while building important skills. Here’s how to do it.

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Stretch your mind and strengthen your relationships with this simple exercise borrowed from schoolkids. Education innovator Sugata Mitra shows how. 
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Innovation in the Classroom: Why Education Needs to Be More Innovative

Innovation in the Classroom: Why Education Needs to Be More Innovative | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
In today’s innovation economy, education becomes even more important for developing the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers.
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Andrew Ng’s Next Trick: Training a Million AI Experts

Andrew Ng’s Next Trick: Training a Million AI Experts | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Millions of people should master deep learning, says a leading AI researcher and educator.
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Same but Different? Distributed Creativity in the Internet Age (PDF Download Available)

Same but Different? Distributed Creativity in the Internet Age (PDF Download Available) | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

This article aims to contribute to a better understanding of the impact of the Internet on distributed creativity. While the social mechanisms that are fundamental for creative expression are not radically different online, and while we want to avoid overly romanticizing the role of the Internet or falling prey to technological determinism, we argue that there are, nevertheless, significant shifts that must be acknowledged and examined.


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An interesting approach to the complex concept of creativity, examining it by adopting the view of a differentiated understanding of the range of changes in creative expression in the Internet age. How do technologies and the widespread use of the internet affect creative practice and expression? This article presents an insightful contribution to the area by introducing a specific framework adhering to social-based understandings of creativity.

Andreas Christodoulou's curator insight, July 26, 6:05 AM
Identifying elements of Collaborative Creativity in the Internet age.
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We know innovation is key – but there's little agreement on exactly what it is

We know innovation is key – but there's little agreement on exactly what it is | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
We want the best education for our children and we want them to have the innovation skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow. But we don’t agree on what innovation really means.

My research has found that employers and students have varying perceptions of innovation, and this affects the employability of young people transitioning into the future workforce. We need to move beyond these differences so that we give young people the best chance for success in the innovation age.
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Katie Patrick

Katie Patrick | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Environmental engineer + designer teaching you how to save the world using data, game design and behavior change.
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Environmental engineer + designer teaching you how to save the world using data, game design and behavior change.
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Uni students discover teamwork is key to entrepreneurial success

Uni students discover teamwork is key to entrepreneurial success | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurial students at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln are learning how to make money with their fledgling firms, including gardening services and even a vintage-style Italian coffee franchise.

The students are following the three-year BA (Hons) Business (Team Entrepreneurship) programme, which has been running for the past two years.

And BGU, a top three UK university for student employability and also ranked the second highest public university in England for student satisfaction, is also rolling out a BA (Hons) Business course which starts in September 2018.
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Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate

Reinventing Education


Clearly, the world has changed. Unlike previous generations, kids today can't expect to train for a career that will last them a lifetime. In fact, a study at Oxford estimates that nearly half of today's jobs will be automated in 20 years. We need to replace our regimented education system with one prepares students for the future they will face.

"I think that what parents and educators most need to understand is that school is not just to attain knowledge," Thomas Both, Fellowships Director at Stanford's d.school told me, "but learn how to learn and solve problems when there is no clear "right answer" as there would be in a traditional lecture and test environment."

Innovation programs can help, but there also need to be changes inside of regular classrooms. How can design thinking be used in science and math programs? How can a project based curriculum be applied to subjects like English and Social Studies? These are questions that we need to come up with answers for.

Most of all, we need to shift from an educational system that values what you can answer to one that values what you can ask and that fosters skills like teamwork, communication and exploration. A 20th century educational system will not prepare our kids for a 21st century world. 

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Elon Musk Just Unveiled Breakthrough AI Research. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Elon Musk Just Unveiled Breakthrough AI Research. Here’s What You Need to Know. | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

IN BRIEF

Elon Musk co-founded artificial intelligence non-profit OpenAI just announced it has created an AI system that can learn to complete a task in reality after watching just one demonstration of that task in a simulated environment.


ONE SMART BOT

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, OpenAI’s newest robot system should leave humanity blushing. Not only can it successfully replicate human behaviors, it can do so after just a single demonstration of the task.

The  research company co-founded and chaired by Elon Musk used two separate neural networks to develop its one-shot imitation learning system.

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Harnessing and Managing the Best Ideas

Open innovation is oftentimes the key to harnessing and managing the best ideas. It’s also one of the latest tools for effective research and development, and it dramatically levels the playing field between companies of all sizes. Open innovation allows organizations of all sizes to access new ideas, evaluate and put them into action.

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Download this white paper to learn:

Why R&D is no longer a barrier to entry or a strong competitive advantage
The shift in R&D from internally focused to expansion outside of the department
The process for implementing open innovation in your organization
Preparing for the complexity of idea management
How to harness internal and external ideas using systems
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Innovation Central Summer Internships

Innovation Central Summer Internships | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Looking for a challenge? Want to work with the latest technology? Eager to be an innovator? An Innovation Internship with Innovation Central Perth (ICP) will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a cutting-edge project leveraging digital technologies and supervised by experts from industry and academia.

ICP’s Innovation Internships are aimed at undergraduate university students looking to extend their discipline knowledge with hands-on experience in projects involving the Internet of Things (IoT), network technologies and data science. So if you are studying at a WA University, and excited by technology and innovation, this is the internship for you!

Research areas include: smart cities, drones for industry, digital instrumentation/monitoring for agriculture and supply chain optimisation.

Interns are supervised by leading researchers from Curtin University and/or sponsoring industry organisations. Projects focus on one of the ICP development themes and involve one of more of the Centre’s industry clients.

Supervisors and sponsors benefit from the opportunity to carry out proof of concept projects designed to address specific real world industry challenges. These pages provide detailed information on the program for students, supervisors and industry sponsors.

Diversity is important in the innovation process. We welcome applications from all interested students.
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Interns are supervised by leading researchers from Curtin University and/or sponsoring industry organisations. Projects focus on one of the ICP development themes and involve one of more of the Centre’s industry clients.
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Transforming higher education’s creative capacity - University World News

Transforming higher education’s creative capacity - University World News | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
It has been nearly 20 years since UNESCO issued its World Declaration on Higher Education for the Twenty-First Century. Since its publication, global higher education has undergone dramatic change and global higher education enrolments have increased at a rate of about 5% per year. Today, higher education is in the midst of an academic revolution and many countries have now reached universal access status.

The World Declaration on Higher Education promotes several important principles regarding creativity in higher education:

Creativity should be used to integrate local/indigenous knowledge with advanced scientific knowledge,
Curricula, teaching-learning and research should be organised in such a way as to continually foster creative thinking at every grade level, and
Creative thinking and critical thinking should enhance and complement each other.
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The World Declaration on Higher Education promotes several important principles regarding creativity in higher education: Creativity should be used to integrate local/indigenous knowledge with advanced scientific knowledge, Curricula, teaching-learning and research should be organised in such a way as to continually foster creative thinking at every grade level, and Creative thinking and critical thinking should enhance and complement each other.
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Meaningful education in times of uncertainty

Meaningful education in times of uncertainty | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
We are living at a time of enormous uncertainty. Technology is advancing at an ever-increasing rate, transforming the nature of work and employment. Widening inequality threatens to further disrupt our systems and to leave a large part of the world behind. And as a result, our political systems are increasingly facing an isolationist backlash.

Change is happening at a disorienting pace and our institutions can barely keep up.

That’s why, in March 2017, we convened a meeting of top thought leaders in the fields of learning, innovation, and technology. We asked them: how can we rapidly accelerate progress in education—not only to help marginalized communities catch up to where the privileged are today, but also to reach a more effective, holistic, and equitable education for every child in the world?

This collection of essays represents the outcome of those discussions. It addresses some of the most urgent and important issues of our time.
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How Education Must Change: Seeking Mission And Purpose In The Jobless Economy

How Education Must Change: Seeking Mission And Purpose In The Jobless Economy | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
What will we humans do as artificial intelligence and automation replace us in an ever-wider range of roles? In a world of rapid change, educators, policy makers and parents ask how education must change. What skills will be required for our future? Science and math? Creativity? Emotional intelligence? Empathy? 

These are all useful for flourishing, but I’d like to add one capability nearly absent from most of education: how to discover, select and pursue mission and purpose. By this, I refer both to modest, near-term objectives, as well as the longer-term notion of life purpose. As technology increasingly enables us to do nearly anything, what should we do and why should we do it? 

Few if any of us have been taught to identify and select missions to pursue. Most formal education is syllabus-driven: what’s expected, defined by the instructor. Later, for the sake of efficiency, “work” typically channels attention into narrow lanes — again defined by others.
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"As technology change destroys traditional roles for human beings — and generates new ones — the question of “what’s next” becomes central for each of us."
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School-industry partnerships strengthen STEM programs

School-industry partnerships strengthen STEM programs | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
A two-year research project aimed at improving student participation in STEM-related disciplines, and encouraging them to consider further study and careers in STEM involved schools partnering with industry professionals.
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The incredible inventions of intuitive AI | Maurice Conti

What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more -- all by themselves. Take a tour of the Augmented Age with futurist Maurice Conti and preview a time when robots and humans will work side-by-side to accomplish things neither could do alone.
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Innovators Worth Watching: MissionU - Christensen Institute

Innovators Worth Watching: MissionU - Christensen Institute | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Improving the world through disruptive innovation.
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The OECD Handbook for Innovative Learning Environments | The principles of learning to design learning environments

The OECD Handbook for Innovative Learning Environments | The principles of learning to design learning environments | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
The OECD Handbook for Innovative Learning Environments
The principles of learning to design learning environments
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Innovation and creativity – Parliament of Australia

Innovation and creativity – Parliament of Australia | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Foreword

This inquiry and report come at a time when there is a nascent but promising innovation ecosystem in Australia. Many innovative Australian companies are now recognised on a world stage. It has always been the role of government to support such companies and the research behind their products. In doing so government must make sure that the policies and programs it implements keep up with the times. To that end this report makes 38 recommendations.
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How to foster future innovators at home and school | All Saints' College

How to foster future innovators at home and school | All Saints' College | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Is it possible to teach innovation, or is it just an innate skill we are born with? Laura Strentz, the Head of Propeller Enterprises, – All Saints’ College’s new hub for innovation and entrepreneurship – thinks we can and examines concepts from the best-selling book Creating Innovators – The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World written by Tony Wagner; and the 2015 Australian Government Report Boosting High-Impact Entrepreneurship in Australia – A role for universities; as well as discussing what we can do to foster innovative thinking within our young people.
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How to outthink the digital revolution in 7 steps - TechRepublic

How to outthink the digital revolution in 7 steps - TechRepublic | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

Automation is coming, but humans have the ability to stay ahead of it—if they stop being reactive and start acting based on priorities and purpose.


Anders Indset ran from the side of the stage and leapt up to start the opening keynote of the DES 2017 digital transformation event. And he brought with him a contrarian message that we now spend too much time responding and reacting and not enough time thinking. 


The entrepreneur, author, and self-styled business philosopher was talking about setting priorities and leading rather than being caught up in a string of overstimulated moments. The message hit its mark with the audience of business executives and project leaders at the Madrid conference. 


Indset acknowledged that machine learning and AI are getting smarter each day and that "what used to be abstract thoughts we are [now] solving with technology." That also makes us fear that "half of the jobs will be gone." 


To avoid being automated out of work, humans need to act with even greater purpose, and that comes with thought and reflection. Indset recommended spending an hour a day thinking, in order to stay focused on your purpose.

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Mastering the Art of Ideation - X-IDEA Innovation Method - The Know How of Wow

Mastering the Art of Ideation - X-IDEA Innovation Method - The Know How of Wow | Learning Futures on I.C.E. - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
“How can I get better ideas for a problem that I face?” is a question I am often asked these days. First of all, remember that generating ideas with the help of creativity tools is just one part of the creative process. In order to do proper thinking, you first need to understand and define your challenge. Then generate ideas. Next, develop these into meaningful solutions or value propositions, which you then evaluate in order to find those vital few solutions that really deserve being brought to life. At Thinkergy, our proprietary systematic innovation method X-IDEA captures all these essential steps in the five stages Xploration, Ideation, Development, Evaluation and Action.

Back to our initial question: Idea generation is an art. And effective ideation depends on the situation you are in. How important is the problem or challenge that you face? Do you have to solve a problem alone, or can you tackle it in a team? And how much time do you have at hand?

Let’s capture these different contexts in a four-field matrix. On the vertical axis, we distinguish two basic scenarios related to the number of people involved – you’re alone, or you work in a team on the case. On the horizontal axis, we cover the other two aspects. First, decide if whether or not a resolution of your challenge is very important for you or your organization. In the former case, commit sufficient time for the ideation. If the importance is low to medium, than you can cut down your time investment. In result, we end up with four quadrants that suggest you different ideation approaches based on the respective situation.
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