Creating The Open IDEO Classroom
Open IDEO could be used as a teaching program to children younger than 18. Mentors would supervise the children and approve their concepts to be published. They would also teach students how to work together with others to achieve a common goal.
We could use Open IDEO as a teaching tool motivated students could use to prepare themselves for the "real world".
Children under 18 (preferably between the ages of 16 to 18) would sign up as students. They would receive a mentor who would guide them through the stages of brainstorming and collaborating.
Mentors would receive up to five children to monitor. Mentors would read the students' posts and approve them to be published. Students must apply to get their articles published.
Students cannot publish anything without their mentor's approval.
Mentors are responsible for whatever the students post. Mentors and students could communicate through a messaging service set up by Open IDEO.
Administrators would monitor these messages and posts and an any inappropriate comments would lead to their account being terminated.
Mentors must create a positive learning environment for the students.
Mentors would symbolically stand over the student's shoulder approving what they post.
The principles of Open IDEO could be used to prepare the next generation for the work force.
To implement this concept we would need to:
1. Spread The Word:
Open IDEO must be known throughout the learning community for students to register. Administrators can visit schools to talk about this program. Posters can be hung up at schools. News of this program must be so big that students would come home to tell their parents about it.
2. Approve Mentors:
Members who have been members for over a year and wish to monitor students can apply to become a mentor. Administrators would evaluate these members, based on what they've posted and how much they contributed to the community, ranking them based on their potential. As soon as students start registering, mentors will be assigned to children.
Students will ask their parent's permission and create an account. They would post articles and actively participate in the Open IDEO community.
Both mentors and students must notify when they will vacation or when they wish to quit Open IDEO, for they will be replaced by other mentors or students.
Students must also notify administrators when they are older than 18, so their account can be turned into a normal account.
How will your concept support young people as they transition into the world of work?
My concept will support students under 18 and over 18. Students under 18 will learn how to work together with others with a mentor to guide them through the process and teach them the ways of the road. Students over 18 will still learn to work together with others, which is a very important workforce skill, without guidance because they are adults and are mature enough to go on without guidance. My concept will help children of any age smoothly transition into the workforce.
What online or in-person components of your concept will best support this transition?
I believe Open IDEO will best support this transition because it exposes you to hundreds of people you would never meet with out this program. Students would be forced to work with mature adults who share maybe nothing in common but the strive for a better world.
My Virtual Team
Thank you Waris Misbah for coming up with the original idea I built on.