"But Is It Innovative?" A Systematic Approach to Assessing and Evaluating Innovation in Educational Technology

Wednesday, February 06 | 9:30AM–10:15AM | Governor's Square 16
Session Type: Professional Development

Representatives from Big Ten universities have been developing a flexible framework for analyzing innovation. During this session, we will describe the framework that they developed and then provide examples of how it is being used at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Minnesota. Participants will then get a hands-on opportunity to apply the framework to see how it can be used to evaluate project proposals and analyze their institutional innovation profile.

Learning Objectives:
* Identify and understand the six components of innovative educational technology projects
* Garner a very basic understanding of methodologies related to measurement
* Learn that different types of projects require different measurement approaches
* Assess and evaluate a sample project (or projects) using multiple approaches


  • D. Christopher Brooks

    Senior Analyst, The Tambellini Group
  • Allan Gyorke

    Chief Academic Technology Officer, University of Miami
  • Josh Morrill

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