Innovation involves transformative thinking and the genuine ability to cultivate and pick the lucrative fruits of our creative labour. In this course, you will develop an appreciation for a range of tools and concepts that can help make innovation happen.
This course will feature original content and fresh thinking. It contains a stimulating mix of creative experiments, intriguing innovation examples, practical tools and robust concepts. These will help you induce creativity, gain deep customer insights, and develop an appreciation for creating a compelling innovation strategy.
What will I learn?
Innovation in Practice
The practice and meaning of innovation
Signature characteristics of innovative organisations
Processes of service and product innovation
Different approaches for sourcing external ideas
Creativity in Action
An understanding of how our creative minds work
Key considerations and principles of creativity
A range of creativity tools
Bringing Ideas to Life
An appreciation of how we can learn from others
A range of approaches for gathering deep customer insights
Key consideration in appreciating and conveying customer value
Building an Innovative Organisation
Approaches for challenging business models and constructing innovation strategies
Approaches for stimulating and embedding innovation in your own organisation
This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments.
If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.
Where could this lead me?
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MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
I strongly recommend this course for anybody interesting in entrepreneurship and innovation. Great examples and demos from the prof. Very practical. The content is bit-sized which make it easier to digest. It also provides you with a lot of practical tools and food for thought. Thank you Dr. Shehabuddeen!