Visual Planning Tools for Transformative Learning, Change, and Innovation

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Written by Bucky J. Dodd, Ph.D. –


I recently had the privilege of working with a group of professionals who are focused on engaging members of an association. This group initially reached out for help with understanding their current strategic practices and determining how to build on their strengths.

When we began working together, we realized there were several themes we needed to address. In this article, I want to share these three ideas with you and provide an introduction to three visual frameworks that you can use in your classrooms, courses, teams, departments, and organizations. . . .  read more

Unlocking the Secrets of Learning Innovation

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Written by Bucky J. Dodd, PhD –

The Institute for Learning Environment Design recently attended the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate conference in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to catching up with many of our collaborators from other institutions, we also unveiled a new visual analytics tool for accelerating learning innovation called the Learning Environment Innovation Inventory (LEI2). We had the privilege of sharing this tool at a collaborative workshop. . . .  read more

The Design of Transformation

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Having the opportunity to work with many education and business organizations, I’ve noticed a common challenge many are working to overcome. This challenge is not necessary the use of technology, the achievement or organizational priorities, or even the talent development of people.

The core challenge is innovation.

The issues of technology, talent, and priorities are secondary to the capacity to innovate and realize new learning value. . . .  read more