When is crowd innovation the best option? That is a question many ask themselves when thinking on how to make the most of the innovative power around you.
Harvard Business Review writes about how to approach the subject and when to use which kind of crowd-innovation.
Crowd as an innovation partner
Idea Hunt is a great tool to use both with your colleagues and your external crowd. Especially when you would like input on product development or new forms of marketing.
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One of Edumanity’s partners Symbal has long been supportive of learning at the workplace, and has a HR and Learning Network that arranges inspiring events for the organisation. We at Edumanity felt honoured and excited that Symbal chose Crowd-learning as the theme for its first HR and Learning event of 2015!
Held at Axis Communcations on 25th February, participants were treated to a presentation on Crowd-learning from Edumanity’s very own Torvald Jacobsson. Crowd-learning was developed out of an education programme which Torvald led at Lund University, and it has proven to be just as (if not more) effective in facilitating learning and innovation in the business world, as seen by the platform Edumanity has developed for Axis.
You can read more about the event here, and if you want learn more about what Crowd-learning can do for your organisation, simply click the Contact tab to get in touch.
As hardworking as we all are at Edumanity, the weekend is still usually a time to leave work behind. But not this past weekend of 24-25 January. On both days we opened our door and welcomed a group of scouts from Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden, as well as a World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) Project Manager who came all the way from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The occasion? To test out the first courses of TheGoals!
Without any prior knowledge of TheGoals, the scouts were given an introduction on its background and objectives. They then dived straight into testing two courses – Poverty and Social Inclusion – on mobile devices. As they enjoyed completing different tasks and missions on the courses, and earning credits, the participants also gave us lots of feedbacks on functionality and usability.
As the young scouts have headed home it’s time for our production team to incorporate their feedbacks into the next round of development. It’s going to be an exciting Spring ahead as we will launch the co-branded version of TheGoals at the World Scout Jamboree in Japan this summer!
Meet our new colleague, Amy Chin!
She will be working on project TheGoals.org and fund applications for Edumanity’s projects.
Before moving from Hong Kong to Sweden 11 years ago Amy worked in publishing for several years, as writer and editor. Before joining Edumanity she was Project Officer at the Environment Department in Malmö and coordinated international projects.
What gets you up in the morning?
To walk my dog, first of all 🙂
I also look forward to learning new things every day. It’s important to stay hungry and foolish.
What is your best characteristic?
I observe, understand and analyse. I create order out of chaos and communicate complicated ideas in simple words.
Do you have any hidden talents?
While I can neither swim nor drive, I can change a light bulb and make tasty Swedish meatballs.
What interests do you have?
1. Reading: novels, magazines, articles. I’m not a fast reader, but I read something every day.
2. Make things: Anything from doodling to paper collage to sewing a shopping bag, I find time to make something with my hands every week.
3. Mobile photography: Ever since I downloaded Instagram on my telephone two years ago I’ve been taking and uploading pictures almost every day.
What is your dream destination?
I don’t have a to-visit list, because I believe in discovering something amazing wherever I go. I just need to have my mind and eyes open. But in general I’m more intrigued by older places. New urban spaces feel boringly similar, while all old towns are unique.