Transformative Breakthrough Models: Getting to Maybe
Recently at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a group of faculty, instructional support staff, and administrators completed an 8-week design process to propose aspirational ideas around mobile learning, learning analytics, and self-paced modularized learning. The process was a modified version of what the authors experienced in 2013 through three disparate programs: the EDUCAUSE Breakthrough Models Academy, the NSF Ideas Lab, and the California College of the Arts Leading by Design program. The campus has begun to successfully spin up new projects through each of these particular themes, in large part due to the energy and enthusiasm surrounding them.
OUTCOMES: Ability to implement your own design process on your campus * Identify ways to overcome barriers to buy-in from leadership and faculty * Demonstrate success in getting new projects launched and completed
Associate Director, Center for Teaching, Learning and Mentoring, University of Wisconsin-Madison