Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Innovation: Lamborghini or Lemon?

Graeme Aitken's keynote from ULearn 11 is available. The TLDR version is:

Educators are obliged to cause:
  • Successful learning (achievement)
  • Greater interest and
  • Greater confidence
It's not enough to simply cause one of these to happen, we must maximise the intersection of all three. BUT, educators can waste students' time in three key ways:
  • Misalignment (not doing the core business of the task)
  • Disengagement
  • Lack of success
Evaluate your innovations again these criteria to ensure they are not 'mirage' innovations:

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