Instructional Technologist, Dr. Jon Breitenbucher has been selected as one of the inaugural Innovation Scholars in the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education’s (NITLE) Innovation Studio. One of 14 innovators, Breitenbucher will work with a small group of fellow Scholars via videoconference, email and other web 2.0 technologies to propose a response to the question: how might we make information literacy an integral part of a liberal arts education?
The Innovation Studio is NITLE’s latest project to explore online learning environments while investigating and proposing solutions for issues facing the nation’s liberal arts colleges. As Lisa Spiro, Director of NITLE Labs describes, “Not only does the Innovation Studio aim to help leaders hone their skills as innovators, but also to cultivate innovative solutions to thorny challenges facing liberal education.”
The entire cohort of Scholars will meet face-to-face at the 2012 NITLE Symposium, where they will pitch their ideas, receive feedback from mentors and the NITLE community, gather user input, and work hard to refine their projects. They will unveil their work at an online Demo Day to be held at the end of the summer.