Sprint Lab is our container for experimentation and innovation. Anything that is not a Book Sprint but still relies on collaborative-knowledge production and a short timeframe fits here. We enjoy working with clients to design Sprints together with them in a collaborative fashion, or for them.
So far, experiments in the lab have included:
- Book update Sprint
- Curriculum Sprint
- Open textbook (OER) production Sprint
- Conference proceedings Sprint
- Sprinting with pre-written content
In each of these cases, the client organization approached us with a request for facilitation that was slightly outside of the typical Book Sprint facilitation methodology. Rather than decline opportunities to push the limits of facilitation and rapid, collaborative content generation, Sprint Lab encourages it. As the experience of experimentation benefits both our team of facilitators and the organization wishing to collaborate, Sprinters can bring experimental ideas, and if needed, the ‘hard’ deliverable of a finished result in 0 – 5 days is relaxed.
We’ve developed the art of the Book Sprint to a very high degree. We know how to support and to produce a book in zero to five days. Now, Sprint Lab is a critical next step to keep ourselves on the cutting edge of facilitation methodology. At the same time, it’s wonderful to now offer some flexibility in the approach for clients who have a desire to experiment with content and collaboration.
“We were writing a handbook and rhetoric guide that any instructor teaching English 100 can use” said Billy Meincke, OER Technologist at University of Hawaii at Manoa and Sprint Lab alum. “We got it done in less than a week. So applying the Book Sprints process is really accelerating the adoption and the availability of OER here at the University of Hawaii.”
And we are sure there will be many to more. Contact us to discuss your idea.
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