Presentation Title

Kickstart Open Lab: An Experiment in Incentivizing Innovation, Enhancing Teaching & Learning, and Diffusing Technology

Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

This panel explores a versatile and unique program developed and implemented the University of Minnesota’s School of Kinesiology. Kickstart Open Lab is an incentivized, project-based approach to elearning exploration, adoption, and implementation. Strategically driven by research and the views of our current faculty, the goal of this program is to provide sustained, yearlong training and support opportunities for faculty, staff, and graduate assistant as they kickstart a particular technology-enhanced education project. The goal of Kickstart Open Lab is two-fold: to inspire participants to use technology and to enhance academic experiences. In this panel, the program lead and participants will discuss their individual journey and projects. Additionally, an overview of best practices will be provided to encourage conference attendees to explore this concept in their own environments.

Related Website

https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/kintranet/communications/eds/programming

Audience Focus

Both K-12 and Higher Education

Start Date

7-30-2015 3:00 PM

End Date

7-30-2015 4:00 PM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Dr. Austin Calhoun is the School of Kinesiology’s Director of eLearning & Digital Strategy. She is passionate about technology’s purposeful and powerful role in teaching, research, and outreach. She has a Ph.D. in kinesiology (UMN '14) and an M.S. in sport administration from the University of Miami (FL).

Comments

Panel: Austin Calhoun, Josh Lupinek, Connie Magnuson and Brandi Hoffman, School of Kinesiology, University of Minnesota

 
Jul 30th, 3:00 PM Jul 30th, 4:00 PM

Kickstart Open Lab: An Experiment in Incentivizing Innovation, Enhancing Teaching & Learning, and Diffusing Technology

This panel explores a versatile and unique program developed and implemented the University of Minnesota’s School of Kinesiology. Kickstart Open Lab is an incentivized, project-based approach to elearning exploration, adoption, and implementation. Strategically driven by research and the views of our current faculty, the goal of this program is to provide sustained, yearlong training and support opportunities for faculty, staff, and graduate assistant as they kickstart a particular technology-enhanced education project. The goal of Kickstart Open Lab is two-fold: to inspire participants to use technology and to enhance academic experiences. In this panel, the program lead and participants will discuss their individual journey and projects. Additionally, an overview of best practices will be provided to encourage conference attendees to explore this concept in their own environments.

https://pubs.lib.umn.edu/minnesota-elearning-summit/2015/program/56