You will be put into an action learning group to do a project that will last the entire course. Each week we will explore a theme and do a related weekly task that builds towards your project. All of the group projects will explore the different aspects of using online communities and networks for open innovation design and learning.
The themes will include Work Teams, Technology Stewardship and how you can use Networks as Resources. Through them you will discover who your customer is and how you can support them.
Each team within an NGO Group will explore the three themes and discover their role in open innovation. Everyone will critique and evaluate the possibilities for using these themes in their specific NGO’s project. Individually, you will take on a specific role in your team. Weekly, you will individually reflect on the work and your learnings either in the team website blog or visually on your team/group website.
Week by Week Overview
September 1-3, 2015
Introduction week – get to know everyone in the NEW Open Innovator 2015
The students get to know each other and the teachers while experiencing ‘community building’ and gain experience how the IDE p...
Week of September 7, 2015
The students will understand what tasks/accomplishments are expected of them each week and at the end of the course and are able to plan how they will get there. Students should have an understanding...
Week of September 14, 2015
Students can describe what the ideal work team looks like for their project and tell us why.
Students can analyze, explain, and evaluate what they have already learned about the themes:...
Week of September 21, 2015
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Students should be able to interpret the NGO opportunities, explain why they choose a variety...
Seek of September 28, 2015
Students can identify on- and offline networks and illustrate how these can have an added value to their project.
Students can describe how they would use crowdsourcing (for ideas, and...
Week of October 5, 2015
Students can blend the elements of their findings to create a plausible solution for the NGO project and demonstrate these findings in their storyboard and in a live rehearsal presentation.
Week of October 12, 2015
Students can improve and finalize their solution for the NGO project and demonstrate these findings in a live presentation.
Each team can explain their idea in 2 minutes and can combine...
Week of October 26, 2015
Students learn how to create a multimedia presentation for the project and can describe these methods in their final blog. Students can evaluate what the impact is of how they put their video together.
Week of November 2, 2015
Students can blend the elements of their findings to create a plausible strategy to use communities to help address their NGO’s design challenge and can explain these findings to their clients i...