Online based innovation - Online tools and teaching to support global collaboration and distributed development projects

Joona Kurikka*

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Abstract

This paper is based on work done at IdeaSquare, an innovation experiment at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Challenge Based Innovation-course (CBI) is a 4-6 months long format developed by IdeaSquare and collaborating universities. During the course, graduate students visit CERN for 3-4 weeks, and rest of the project is distributed globally in the premises of the participating universities. This paper focuses on the second iteration of the course, which was done in collaboration with 7 universities, across 8 time zones and with 46 students from engineering, business and product design. The main research question of this paper is, what elements should be considered when scaling such a project from small and partly co-located "Challenge Based Innovation" to bigger and fully distributed "Online Based Innovation" while maintaining the strong connection with fundamental research at CERN to inspire new solutions for the targeted societal challenges. The research question is approached by analyzing the usage and results of an experimental online collaboration platform put together by the author, and the remote interactions of the participating 46 students during the course in 2014-2015. In addition, this paper introduces recommendations for setting up such a global collaboration project and to optimize the learning experience and collaboration aspects for the participating students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 ASEE annual conference & exposition proceedings
PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
Number of pages13
Volume2017-June
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventASEE Annual Conference - Columbus, United States
Duration: 24 Jun 201728 Jun 2017
Conference number: 124

Publication series

NameASEE annual conference & exposition proceedings
PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
ISSN (Print)2153-5965
ISSN (Electronic)2153-5868

Conference

ConferenceASEE Annual Conference
CountryUnited States
CityColumbus
Period24/06/201728/06/2017

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