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Are you thinking about starting an innovation/maker lab? Le

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Transcript of Are you thinking about starting an innovation/maker lab? Le

Student Success
Work in a team setting
Work with experienced developers
Work with clients
Develop Soft Skills
Create new and innovative applications for business
Developed Gaming Curriculum
Securing Sustainable
Chronology of the Innovation Lab
Are you thinking about starting an Innovation/Maker lab at your college?

Let's talk!

Lessons Learned
Planning Your Center

Where we are today
Grant Funding
Forest Defender
NSF ATE Simulations
Start Small
Faculty buy in
Tied to Curriculum
Leverage Faculty Activity
Partner with Business/Industry
Leadership Support
Student Participation
Across Programs
Problem-Based Case Learning Model
National Science Foundation
Heart of Student Success
LCC Business College Institute
State of Michigan Partnership
LCC Programs
State of Michigan Agencies
Inspired Green for ATE Building Science
Michigan State University for employee recruitment from Serious Gaming Program
Independent Study Course
Game Development Course
Gaming Certificate
Securing Funding
Finding Talented Developers
Retaining the Resources

Costly Initial Investment
Location Needed for Development
Hardware/Software needs
Applications need to be tied to a course's curriculum
Applications supplement course material
Allows students to practice activities at home
Talent Level
Government Agencies
Small Team
Appropriately Scoped Project
Needed for consistent project support
Project SME
Provides students
Ensures Students are achieving the course's learning outcomes
Faculty act as Subject Matter Experts
Need to meet with Dev. Team Regularly
Helps provide the DII with talented resources, funding, and projects
Critical for faculty members, subject matter experts, and students
Be clear and upfront with all Stakeholders
Tasked with:
Securing Funding
Hiring Resources
Securing partnerships/projects
Communicating vision and goals to upper level administrators

Recruit Students from different programs (programming, art, software testing, project management) to assist with development
Gain Valuable Work Experience
DII Learning Model
Increase Student Success
Chronology of the Innovation Lab
DII Today
Lessons Learned
Planning your center
Demonstrating Improved Skills
Final Product Delivery
Customer Satisfaction

Talent Development
Center Objectives
Services and Activities
Organizational Chart
Learning Model
Talent Development
Work Experience
Digital Innovation Institute Discussion
LCC's Purpose
Responding to this critical need
The technology
Six years of challenges
Grant Funding
Developed Gaming Curriculum
Securing Sustainable Funding
Start Small
Faculty buy in
Tied to Curriculum
Leverage Faculty Activity
Partner with Business/Industry
Leadership Support
Student Participation Across Programs
LCC Serves
2008 Recession
Responding to the Need
The Teaching and Learning Technology Framework
Six Years of Challenges
Thanks for Listening!
Please visit lcc-dii.org to learn more about the Digital Innovation Institute.
Large IT Sector
Health Care
Manufacturing Suppliers
Demand for talented workers started to rise once the region began to recover from the 2007/2008 financial crisis
LCC was challenged to develop highly-skilled, technology-savvy graduates; provide high-quality workplace experience for students; retrain the manufacturing-based workforce to fill other industry positions; and, develop the type of worker needed by Michigan companies while keeping talent in the state.

Increase retention of content through immersive, engaging experiences
Decrease learning time through low cost, low risk, progressive virtual simulations scenarios
Low cost for development and improvements
Low risk creating scenarios free of real world dangers
Practice anytime anywhere
Low student participation
Waning faculty support
Reduced funding
Failed projects
Leadership changes
Struggles with program evaluation showing student learning
Committed to Student Success

97% Completion Rate for DII Students
65% Completion Rate for LCC Students
85% Success Rate for Students completing the course
Scenario-based virtual simulation
Center Objectives
Objective 1: Utilize leading edge, highly engaging strategies to develop software solutions for teaching and training.
Objective 2: Create an environment to promote talent while providing students with a quality workplace experience.
Object 3: Be the leader of the specialized workforce development training in Michigan.
Services and Activities
Organizational Chart
Game and Simulation Application Development
Graphic Modeling Services
Design and Consulting Services for Teaching & Learning applications
Business and Industry Courses for Corporate Training based on on Games and Simulations
Curriculum Online Course Design using Games and Simulations
Equipment, classroom, and Lab rental
Grant Projects
Maker Space
Recruiting Activities and Student Organization fundraisers (Game nights)
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