Institutions must foster a culture of innovation by supporting new initiatives from ideation to execution and engaging in ongoing strategic planning.


  • Share information on digital learning products to aid decision-makers in selecting and implementing technologies in their own institutional contexts. (All Community Partners)
  • Develop a baseline of current knowledge, usage, and needs. (California State University Channel Islands, Teaching & Learning Innovations)
  • Build a culture that supports risk-taking, disruptive thinking, and creativity that leads to innovation. (Charles Sturt University, u!magine Digital Learning Innovation Laboratory)
  • Develop strategic vision and direction for educational technology and innovation. Share as recommendations or in a white paper. (California State University Channel Islands, Teaching & Learning Innovations)
  • Develop strategic vision, directions, and recommendations for common educational technologies and innovations pitched toward an administrative audience in short format white papers. These would be helpful for members to be able to give to provosts, chancellors, and other leaders to support on-campus administrator recommendations. (University of Missouri)
  • Foster a culture of innovation and leadership around new initiatives, interest areas, technologies, and workflows with an emphasis on shared design principles that put student and faculty needs at the forefront. (Penn State)
  • Create resources for assessing technology use, with examples of assessment of use of technology, methods for that assessment, and how to discern which technology to use before starting to create a product or assignment. (University of Tennessee Libraries)
  • Share internal “product and company reviews” for educational technology vendors and services. (University of Missouri)
  • Ensure that there is a mechanism to swiftly pull the plug on the use of an existing technology based on ethics or evidence. (Conestoga College)
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