Crowdsourcing ideas to accelerate online learning at Portland State University
How might we improve student success by crowdsourcing ideas to accelerate online learning and better use innovative technology in educational delivery?
- Designed “Acceleration Challenge” to gather ideas for implementing strategic, high-impact clusters of online classes to enhance student success and time to degree
- Designed “Reframing Challenge” to gather ideas for leveraging technology to improve the quality and affordability of education in a short time frame
- Designed “Inspiration Challenge” to gather ideas for developing technology-based solutions to improve student success in an affordable way
University earmarked $3 million for a Provost’s Challenge that generated 162 project proposals from more than 1,000 faculty, staff, and students; 24 projects were selected for one-time grants and were completed on-time and under budget by 2015.