Innovation

07 Apr Collaborative research links get a welcome lift: HECG Highered Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON The Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda has copped its share of flak during its lifetime (viz: “whimsical cash-splash for inner-city hipsters”) but there it still is, chugging along, funnelling not a little of its $1.1 billion in the direction of highered. One of...

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07 Oct When innovation in highered means getting the students involved: HECG Trendwatch

An interesting view on innovation in higher education came recently from Fernando León Garcia, president of the CETYS University system in Mexico, which hosted an International Seminar on Innovation in Higher Education. “It’s about how you teach, how you develop a person, and if you do it differently,...

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11 Aug Why failure is a necessary condition of success for highered: HECG trendwatch

The light bulb is commonly used as an illustration to accompany articles about innovation and science (see above). It is a universally recognised symbol of discovery – the a-ah! moment when the researcher/inventor finally finds the big breakthrough or cracks a hitherto unsolvable problem. A light...

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