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Living The Lean Classroom

Living The Lean Classroom

Sean Yo

July 14, 2016

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  1. Sean Yo Sr. Product Manager, D2L Analytics & Data Platform

    [email protected] - @seanyo • Professor at Conestoga College • Designed, Developed and Delivered “Web Foundations” course • MA Digital Media Studies • Politics of Online Authorship • Cultural Encoding of Online Identity • Chief Architect at InGamer • Real Time Live Sports Game Start Up in Waterloo • Hive Waterloo Founder • Working with the Mozilla Foundation to help youth technology organizations start, grow and succeed
  2. Prof. Dan GIllis n Assistant Professor And Statistician n School

    of Computer Science, University of Guelph n PhD Statistics n Undergraduate Teaching n Real World Problem-Based Instruction n Community Engaged Scholarship n Current Research n Statistical modelling of populations for ecological risk assessment n Testing sampling design for population estimates
  3. What is the Lean Classroom? • Applies lean start-up principles

    to pedagogy • It is an idea • It is an experiment • It is an invitation • It is a conversation
  4. the Lean Startup is a new way of looking at

    the development of innovative new products that emphasizes fast iteration, customer insight, a huge vision & great ambition… all at the same time
  5. The Lean Start Up is •Entrepreneurs are Everywhere •Entrepreneurship is

    Management •Validated Learning •Build-Measure-Learn • Minimum Viable Product •Innovation Accounting
  6. The Lean Start Up isn’t • Centralized Command & Control

    • Waterfall/Big Bang • Compliance over Collaboration • Systems and Process over People • Orthodoxy and Dogma
  7. Running Lean is • The “How To” of Lean Startup

    • How to build & measure what customers want • How to find early customers • How to test pricing • How to decide what goes into Release 1.0 • How to maximize for speed, learning, & focus • How to iterate for product/market fit
  8. Running Lean isn't • Unproven • An academic book of

    theory • About agreeing with all things Lean • Based on a best guess • Selling you anything
  9. Lean startup is a way to solve the problem of

    Achieving Failure building a beautiful, perfect product that no one wants
  10. Any innovative company struggles with how much to listen to

    customers. Most realize that you cannot trust them to tell you what your next new product will be
  11. We're just sitting here trying to put our PC Jrs

    in a pile and burn them. And the damned things don't burn. That's the only thing IBM did right with the machine—they made it flame-proof.
  12. “Would you buy this?” is asking the Wrong Question. Asking

    bad questions will get you Bad Answers.
  13. Ask Instead: • How are you doing this today? •

    What is difficult or frustrating? • What is the hardest part? • What problem do you want to solve? • What outcome are you looking for?
  14. The Lean Startup isn’t just about how to create a

    more successful entrepreneurial business, it’s about what we can learn from those businesses to improve virtually everything we do. I imagine Lean Startup principles applied to government programs, to healthcare, and to solving the world’s great problems. It’s ultimately an answer to the question: How can we learn more quickly what works and discard what doesn’t?
  15. The Lean Classroom is •Lean Startup For Teaching & Learning

    • Continuous Improvement • Pedagogical quality owned by instructors & students • Build-Measure-Learn for the Classroom • A system that will scale
  16. The Lean Classroom isn’t • Turning the classroom into a

    service business • The idea that the “Student Is Always Right” • Measuring students by revenue generated • Thinking of schools as factories or stores
  17. the Lean Startup is a new way of looking at

    the development of innovative new products that emphasizes fast iteration, customer insight, a huge vision & great ambition… all at the same time
  18. PROG1247 – Web Foundations oProgram Objectives oCourse Objectives o3-hour meeting

    1/week oWeekly Quizzes, 3 Individual Projets, 1 Group Project, Midterm & Final o28 students in a computer lab with dual projectors oTextbook (Murach HTML & CSS 3rd), Brightspace & OpenShift
  19. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda- less meeting. Participants

    gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda for the meeting was democratically generated.
  20. In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the

    learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. - Eric Hoffer
  21. Continue The Conversation Sean Yo Sr. Product Manager, D2L Analytics

    & Data Platform [email protected] - @seanyo Fusion Challenge Achievement: Breakout Session 2 Code: 8D76D