Thinking and doing the same things faster and better is not enough; we need creativity. Fortunately, creativity is a skill you can learn. This course will examine when, why, and how we can be creative. It examines the cues that trigger us to consider being creative. It provides a road map of the creative process – the process of changing our perspectives – and the kinds of outcomes that result from creativity. It examines how we can go through the creative process more efficiently and more effectively by examining what is changing about our thinking and how we can make those changes. The end result is more flexible thinking that can be used to recognize and develop new opportunities.
Course Orientation You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course.
Module 1: Being Creative In this module you will learn why creativity matters, what creativity is, and how to get started being creative.
Module 2: Raw Materials and End Products In this module you will learn a way to break down what it is we are currently thinking so that we can consider changing it to generate new outcomes.
Module 3: Tools for Thinking In this module, you will learn how to help yourself change your perspectives using four tools.
Module 4: The Creative Journey In this module, you will learn that creativity can be joyful, intrinsically motivating, and even liberating. You will also learn how to manage your organization so that your employees find ways to persist through the process as well.
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.
Arsany Joseph Adeebpartially completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Learning how to combine existing entities to form a new one is the core of creativity, changing our perspective to see the same thing from different angles and with different views worth greatly our experience