Weekly Updates

July 1, 2016

Education Innovation – We Begin Again

By mary maryjpo

As we re-ignite our efforts to test out how the Mayo Education Innovation Lab could build new products, we recently kicked-off a second phase of our process. The first phase of the Innovation Lab focused on a Design Thinking process to create several prototypes, one of which showed promise. During this second phase, we started to design and execute […]

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November 11, 2015

Week 8 – Prototype 1 Synthesis

By mary maryjpo

Two weeks ago, the online learning innovation group put out their first working prototype, called “Cases.” Cases is a mobile app aimed at continuous case learning. It lets healthcare professionals form a group of peers, upload short video cases, and discuss those cases with video responses. We built an MVP (“minimum viable product”) of Cases […]

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November 11, 2015

Week 7 – MVP – Minimum Viable Product Released!

By mary maryjpo

Week 7 for MCOLi (the online learning innovation group) was about putting our “minimum viable product” into the hands of real users. To recap: in our initial research, we identified that case learning was the best and favorite way for healthcare professionals to learn. However, we believe that people are so busy these days that they […]

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November 11, 2015

Week 6 – Prototype #1 Getting Ready to Roll

By mary maryjpo

Week 6 for the MCOLi team (our shorthand for the online learning innovation program) was all about preparing to put real people through an actual product experience. We have 4 weeks to test one of the ideas that emerged from our ideation phase. Week 6 was the second week of that 4-week sprint.  The idea we […]

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November 11, 2015

Week 5 – Idea Testing

By mary maryjpo

Week #5 for the Education Shield’s online learning innovation group (code-named MCOLi) was all about zooming in on a particular idea and starting the process of testing it. To recap, our research showed that cases are a compelling and efficient way for healthcare practitioners to adopt new working knowledge (this will likely not be a […]

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November 11, 2015

Week 4 – Ideation

By mary maryjpo

Week 4 for the online learning innovation lab (MCOLi) was the final step before shifting to a test-and-validate mode around a specific idea. We gathered the entire team together in San Francisco (we are normally geographically distributed). Our mission was to prioritize our top ideas, select an initial one, and plan our first experiments.  We came into […]

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November 11, 2015

Week 3 – Research and Ideation

By mary maryjpo

Welcome to week 3 for the online learning innovation lab.  Our job this week was to continue coming up with ideas, one of which we will choose for a 4-week prototyping and validation phase.  While the week had a few expert and custdev conversations sprinkled throughout, a lot of it was heads-down research and product ideation.A lot […]

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November 11, 2015

Week 2 – Customer Development

By mary maryjpo

Every week, the Mayo Clinic online learning innovation lab will be posting an update on their activity and progress. Here is Week #2. IDEATION The startup ecosystem likes to say, “Ideas are worthless, it is the execution that matters.” However, good ideas are still a critical starting point. To generate some interesting ideas on a […]

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November 11, 2015

Week 1 – Inception

By mary maryjpo

Over the last few years, the Mayo Clinic Education shield has been asking ourselves how we could take online learning for healthcare professionals to the next level. We’ve been asking ourselves whether Mayo Clinic can be online learning innovators, and have been exploring what this innovation capability could and should look like. Fast-forward to the present […]

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