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About The Business of Innovating Online

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Creating a culture of innovation is a goal for many online learning administrators, but the steps to doing this work are not always clear. In The Business of Innovating Online leaders from across the field of online education offer practical guidance about ways to scale and grow online learning organizations. This edited collection demystifies the relationship between business, creativity and innovation by describing the logistics required to create an agile online education enterprise.

The Business of Innovating Online is packed with concrete strategies to implement innovative practices at your institution, and includes a comprehensive overview of a range of online innovations, how they came to be created and the components that led to their success.

Topics discussed include:

  • Defining innovation and creativity for online education and e-learning
  • Knowing when and how to innovate
  • Creating a culture of innovation
  • Effectively leading innovation
  • Collaborative innovation
  • Making innovation stick and transitioning innovative strategies into day-to-day practice
  • Assuring quality in the midst of innovation
  • Staffing structures/administrative stability to support creativity and innovation

Table of contents

  • Introduction: Kathryn E. Linder
  • Chapter 1: Strategies to Advance Innovation in Online Education: Eight Lessons Learned at Penn State World Campus – Craig Weidemann
  • Chapter 2: Establishing an Innovation Vision – Shannon Riggs, Lisa L. Templeton, Alfonso Bradoch, Jessica DuPont, Dianna Fisher and Kathryn E. Linder
  • Chapter 3: Innovative Financial Models – Rovy Branon, Lisa L. Templeton, Nelson C. Baker and Kathryn E. Linder
  • Chapter 4: Innovation Via Consortium – Brad Wheeler, James Hilton, Lois Brooks and Dave King
  • Chapter 5: Effectively Leading Innovation – Tom Cavanagh and Luke Dowden
  • Chapter 6: Making Innovation Stick – Phil Regier and Kathryn Scheckel
  • Chapter 7: Assuring Quality While Creating and Innovating – Kay Shattuck and Deborah Adair
  • Chapter 8: Supporting Creativity and Innovation through Professional Development and Community Building – Jill Buban, Cali M.K. Morrison, Karen L. Pedersen, Amy Claire Heitzman and Julie Uranis
  • Conclusion: Creating Your Innovation Action Plan – Kathryn E. Linder and Rolin Moe

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Pre-order your copy today. Use code “BIO20” for a 20 percent discount or contact Katie Linder for more information about bulk buying options.