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College of Education Participates in Shark Tank

Diane Coursol, Matthew Clay, and Greg R. Leslie Minnesota State University, Mankato



“Shark Tank” Innovation Funding has been awarded. This follows the first-ever Educational Innovations version of “Shark Tank” held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Sheraton Bloomington. The event was attended by over 150 faculty development leaders, campus academic technology teams, students and staff innovators. After an engaging networking activity, participants moved to hear and watch 22 “pitches” for funding in the following four categories:

  • High Impact Practices
  • Mentoring & Counseling
  • Competency-Based Learning & Analytics
  • Simulation & Gamification


2016 Shark Tank Innovation Funding Awards


Welcome to the Agency, Again:  Watering the Seed of Game-based Learning w/Technological Know-How    Minneapolis Community & Technical College Gill Creel & Michael Kuhne 
Learn to Dose (L2D) Medication Administration System    Normandale Community College Joan Gonzalez & Carrie Dickson
Making the Case for Open Case-An Open Role Play Management Tool    Winona State University Ken Graetz 
QR4U     Vermillion Community College Meg Heiman
The Burn Box     Lake Superior College Damon Laurion, Paula Castleman & Dan Smith 
Mobile Platform that uses analytics to support intervention    St. Cloud State University Henry May 
Integrating Undergraduate Research Experiences for Nurses:  an Expansion of the Wolf Project    Anoka-Ramsey Community College Julie Readinger, Paula Croonquist, Rebeca Watry & Jennifer Braido
Online Lessons to Help Engineering Students Transition    Minnesota State University, Mankato  Patrick A. Tebbe & Aaron Budge
Competency-Based Business Certificate Program    Riverland Community College Deb McManimon & J.C. Turner
Apple of My Eye - Clinical Instruction w/enhanced "Bug-in-the-Eye" Technology    Minnesota State University, Mankato Diane Coursol, Matthew Clay, and Greg R. Leslie
Mobile Computing    Winona State University Norb Thomes

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