Now in its fifth year, the TEDxPSU mission is to bring together innovative and thought-provoking individuals from the Penn State community and the world to share ideas worth spreading. Penn State World Campus is this year’s principal partner.
Two teams of three Penn State students each participated in the Civitas Learning Student Success Hackathon the weekend of Feb. 7 and 8, garnering both first and second prize. During the event, held at the Civitas Learning offices in Austin, Texas, students were tasked with building a product around the themes of learning analytics and student success.
I recently read an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education titled “Innovation Alone Won’t Fix Social Problems.” One of the points of the article is how we tend to look to bright and shiny “new” innovations to fix social ills. The authors, Amanda Moore McBride and Eric Mlyn, define social innovation as,