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Create, Design, and Innovate Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship in Learning Technologies

Baran, E., Crawford, D., McKilligan, S., & Eyles, J. Create, Design, and Innovate Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship in Learning Technologies. College of Human Sciences, Innovative Teaching Initiative. 2019-2020.

Summary: The purpose of this project is to develop course modules that will use design thinking as a model to help preservice teachers translate the entrepreneurial mindset into the design of learning technologies. The modules aim to: (1) provide preservice teachers first-hand experiences on what it means to be an entrepreneurial educator in the context of learning technologies, (2) scaffold their design and implementation of entrepreneurial ideas into practice with the design thinking approach. The modules include a variety of hands-on experiences, exemplary scenarios, and methods to develop such skill-set among preservice teachers. The modules are integrated to the existing courses in Learning Technologies minor in the School of Education. This collaborative effort converges the disciplines of Education (Dr. Evrim Baran, School of Education, Dr. Denise Schmidt-Crawford, CTLT), Design (Dr. Seda McKilligan, Industrial Design), and Entrepreneurship (Judi Eyles, Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship).