Creating a Culture of Innovation
Getting the right people at the right time with the right tools and training is critical to creating a culture of innovation. At the InnovationSpace at Virginia Tech, we've combined a physical space with a customer-serviced, "yes empowered" staff that inspire faculty to explore and implement new technologies to enrich their teaching and learning experiences. There are three key approaches to our culture of innovation: creating a welcoming and safe place for faculty to experiment with new technologies, developing relationships that encourage a two-way exchange of emerging technologies, and rapidly responding to faculty requests for sandboxes. All discussions are framed within good pedagogy and encourage extensive feedback from faculty. This session will highlight how we've moved to a culture of innovation and sustain it with revolving student staff.