Education Innovation

MUSC faculty are seeking out the next significant, positive change that will impact the next generation.

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Kickstart Education Innovation

 Being innovative in education to me means thinking outside the box and not being afraid to try something new to get students excited about learning. Even if it doesn’t work, it’s still a learning experience that can put you one step closer to discovering something that will enhance your teaching. Joe Vuthiganon, DMD  Associate Professor  James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine

Your Ideas are Worth Money!

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The Education Innovation Cabinet will be seeking out innovative educational approaches, techniques, and programs to provide one time funding to pilot or further evaluate. For more information contact Gigi Smith.

Teach Innovation

Faculty are educating the next generation of great thinkers and professionals. Here are three ways you can teach students in your classroom to become great innovators later in life:

  1. Form teams, not groups. Encourage your students to work collectively to allow for innovation to emerge. It is a reframe of the common group work to a more high quality interaction which is facilitated through protocols and critiques.
  2. Make skills as important as knowledge. Incorporate 21st century skills into lessons and assess them with rubrics to stress the importance of growth. Think about how collaboration and critical thinking can be nurtured through your teaching.
  3. Incorporate reflection as part of the lesson. There is a lot of content that everyone needs to cover, so we tend to move on quickly without rumination. Build in reflection time to stimulate deeper thinking and understanding, especially of complex topics.
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Faculty Innovation Fellowship

In collaboration with the Provost and the Associate Provost for Education Innovation and Student Life, the Office of Innovation is recruiting faculty to participate in the inaugural Faculty Innovation Fellows program. The purpose of the program is to incentivize innovations in teaching that advance MUSC towards its strategic goals.

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Question Innovation

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Three questions to spark education innovation this month: 1) Why are we doing this? 2) What trends are most likely to shape our future? 3) What’s likely to disrupt us?

 In education today being innovative can look like so many different things and come in so many different forms. I believe innovation in education is when we seek to find ways to push education forward in positive new directions Inda Humes quote

Watch Innovation

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We had a sit down with D2L President and CEO, John Baker, to talk to him about education innovation, entrepreneurship, and the future of education.

Tools for Innovation

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Innovative Technology to Support the Virtual Teacher: Articulate Rise, Digital Accessibility Tools, Microsoft Sharepoint Spaces, Microsoft Flipgrid, Microsoft Whiteboard