Research for the Advancement of Innovative Learning (RAIL) is a newly formed entity within in the department of Career and Information Studies at the University of Georgia with the mission of bringing educational innovation to the masses. Our approach is simple:
Incubation. Innovation. Dissemination.
Incubation. In the first phase, Incubation, an idea is considered based on RAIL’s six criteria: Importance, Urgency, Innovation, Feasibility, Sustainability, and Impacts. If the idea is found to the six criteria funding sources are sought and/or grant proposals may be written to carry the idea forward as a project. Learn more about the ideas currently in the Incubation phase here.
Innovation. If funded, the project continues to the Innovation phase. In the Innovation phase a team is assigned to the project. The project team’s role is to further design, develop, test, and verify the project as an innovation. The final step in the Innovation phase if preparing the finalized project for dissemination. Learn more about the projects currently in the Innovation phase here.
Dissemination. The final phase is the Dissemination phase. Here the innovation is made accessible on a larger scale. In this phase RAIL will seek additional partners on a project by project basis in order to broaden the reach and impact of the innovation. It is the vision of RAIL that these innovations will have positive global societal impacts. Learn more about the projects currently available for dissemination here.