N.B. Credit for the idea goes to a team from the Shanghai Chapter OpenIDEO event - Edupractical (see video).
There’s an obvious but often ignored generation gap between teachers and students. Teaching only flows in one direction. Why? Teachers have plenty to learn from students. So why can’t it be a constant cycle with feedback loops that go both ways?
Challenge Platform. A student can challenge a teacher on an aspect of their course or major. This can be related to the curriculum materials, how the materials are taught, or even how the students are evaluated and graded. The teacher can accept the challenge. The students and teachers will then get together in a collaborative workshop where they discuss and redesign the course. All ideas from the workshop will be posted online and voted on so there is documentation of everything. This creates a constant feedback loop between teachers and students. It allows for the status quo to be quickly broken. Teachers can challenge students to be better. Students can challenge teachers to be better. Everybody wins.