One of the key goals of uImagine is to incubate new ideas, technologies, pedagogies and practices for online learning. The concept of incubation is an incredibly important part of the innovation process but it is often neglected. Creating an environment for innovation to flourish requires a space for people to try out new ideas and concepts, to challenge the status quo and to experiment in a safe space. That is what our incubation program seeks to address.
The work done to develop the Online Learning Innovation and Incubation Strategy explored with stakeholders across the university about ways that they could be supported. We identified for four main areas that needed to be addressed:
- Creative Solutions
- Foster Community
- Adopting & Adapting
- Future Pathways
The Events and Projects below are examples of how we are addressing those areas.