My work in open innovation has been focused on faculty and student teaching and learning experiences. I see innovation in teaching and learning not as thinking about the next great technology, but what is the pedagogical intent? What is the problem or challenge you are trying to "fix". Empathizing with both faculty and students gives us a deeper understanding of what the real challenges and barriers are so that we can better define the actual problem. I see this as a critical step between empathy and ideation. The open part leads to thoughtful reflection across classrooms, universities and borders that fertilizes creativity and personal expression, which provide the nutrients needed for holistic changes in practice and thinking. I am currently participating in a Design Thinking course at Cornell University.
The question I am currently thinking about is "How might IT lead the effort to prepare students for the digital economy" (#ELI2016)