OLC Accelerate 2017 - Technology Test Kitchen (TTK) Daily Design Challenge - Day 3




Welcome to the OLC Accelerate 2017 Technology Test Kitchen Daily Design Challenge - Day 3!

The Daily Design Challenge gives virtual as well as onsite attendees of OLC Accelerate 2017 an opportunity to share their ideas to solve a design challenge faced by many in the area of teaching and learning. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other attendees and learn about the Design Thinking process!

By participating in the Daily Design Challenge, you will also be entered into the daily prize draw, for a chance to win a special prize.

To find out how to participate in the Daily Design Challenge and collaborate with your fellow attendees, read the instructions below.
The Design Thinking Process
At it's core, Design Thinking focuses on truly understanding people's needs using empathy and brainstorming creative solutions to best meet those needs.

Check out this short video (3:09) for an introduction to the Design Thinking process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm4rbfa8tCM
Source: https://www.nngroup.com/articles/design-thinking/
Participation Instructions
1. Read the scenario presented below and with the user's needs in mind, generate ideas to solve the problem.

2. Post your design solution in the text field below.

3. For a chance to win in the Daily Design Challenge prize draw, enter your contact information in the text field at the bottom of this form.

4. Share your design solution with other attendees by posting to the online design challenge board in the Padlet link provided below.
Scenario
Professor Phillips has recently taken up a Director of Faculty Development position at TTK University coming from a background of over 10 years in corporate training. Her predecessor, Professor X complained that his major challenge was motivating the TTK faculty to attend faculty development sessions which would prepare them for teaching in an online environment. Several of his faculty indicated that the faculty development sessions took up too much time and were held at inappropriate times. They indicated that they would rather spend the time preparing for their course than with learning new technology. Several of the faculty requested the use of a Teaching Assistant (TA) who would do all the “technical work” for them in the online course. However, with recent budget cuts, The TTK University has indicated that they would not be hiring TAs for all courses and that all faculty must receive online training prior to teaching online. Professor Phillips first assignment in her new post is to design a training program that would encourage and motivate her faculty to be engaged and creative in an online teaching environment.

Utilizing the early stages of design thinking, describe briefly how you would approach this design challenge.
Define the problem.
To get you started with Design Thinking and defining the problem, you can ask yourself questions such as:

"What exactly are the reasons the user's needs are not being met?"
"What do they think, feel, see, hear, say or do?"
"How might I design a solution that takes their specific needs into consideration?"
Brainstorm ideas to solve the problem.
Now it's your turn to brainstorm as many ideas as you can, while suspending judgement. The sky is the limit here.
Post your best idea here!
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Enter your information for a chance to win...
OLC TTK will choose a winner at random from daily challenge entries. Enter each day for more chances to win!
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Share your ideas!
Contribute to the design thinking collaborative online board by going to the following address and posting your ideas in the form of text, rough sketch or picture of a model of your solution. Let's find even more innovative solutions to our design challenges in teaching and learning by combining ideas and insights.

Padlet link: https://padlet.com/OLCInstitute/s58g7td48qz4

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