Our Focus

The Krause Innovation Studio is focusing its initial activities around three areas:

  • Digital Records of Practice: video-camera.jpg Teaching and learning are social activities that are incredibly nuanced and difficult to analyze. For novices and experts alike, rich records of practice can help practitioners to understand what is going on beneath the surface of educational interactions. The Krause Innovation Studio will help to create and disseminate records of practice in a variety of media and genres (video, audio, student work portfolios, interviews, assessments, etc.).

  • Digital Scholarship: For those who work in "knowledge" fields, there is a constant issue of managing the flow of intellectual assets, both digital and non-digital: journal articles, books, Web pages, etc. Those items with the potential to change our understanding of our disciplines are often subsumed in the general noise of information. Digital scholarship in the form of production of intellectual work is emerging as a critical issue in academic circles. What does it mean to publish work online? How can digital works be more flexible or expansive than traditional print media? Do faculty need to become curators and archivists of their own personal collections of intellectual work? This is just the beginning of the questions around what it means to be an intellectual in the digital age the Krause Innovation Studio hopes to consider.

  • Visualization of Complex Data: We are on the cusp of a revolution in data visualization and analysis which is being transformed by new technology. Tools are already emerging scott-pointing.jpg that let us interact with and share data in powerful and interesting new ways. To help students understand complex data--whether numbers, text, or multi-media--and draw upon it to make evidence-based arguments, the Krause Innovation Studio will work with faculty members to create educational experiences that allow students to use data as a medium to create images for communication, explanation and understanding. These experiences will emphasize not the tools, but the processes of thought and analysis that these tools facilitate. The increasing access to and flexible representation of data are allowing whole new areas of pedagogy and scholarship to emerge.

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