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Open innovation on the higher education ecosystem.

Analogy between new teaching methods and Open Innovation

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NESTA article shows higher education trends for 2016. It talks on how universities are evolving and changing towards new teaching methods which involve collaboration and the empowerment of students to tackle major social problems. This course of action, which has similarities with "open innovation" methods and purposes,  involves students with: real-world experience of problem-solving in teams, use of digital collaborative platforms, incentive of bottom-up grassroots innovation and embracing of international agencies challenges, like UN and OECD towards Sustainable Development Goals and collaborative problem solving, respectively.

So, can we argued that "open innovation" is also a tool which is changing and challenging traditional education?

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Thanks Helder for sharing this article. You might also want to check Krassimira's post on IDEO U which highlights ( I believe) a similar point: https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/exploring-open-innovation/research/ideo-u-learn-from-the-best

I personally have been using openIDEO challenges in my class (Design Thinking for Creative Problem solving) and students enjoy the participation to real challenges and the engagement with the openIDEO community.

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