Stanford University Online

A Crash Course on Creativity

Instructor:
Tina Seelig, Executive Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program
A free course from Stanford University
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The Course

This crash course is designed to explore several factors that stimulate and inhibit creativity in individuals, teams, and organizations. In each session we will focus on a different variable related to creativity, such as framing problems, challenging assumptions, and creative teams. The course is highly experiential, requiring each student to participate actively, taking on weekly projects. Each Wednesday a new challenge will be presented, and the results are due the following Tuesday. Some of the challenges will be completed individually, and some will be done in teams. There will be a two-week project toward the end of the course that will allow you to use all the tools you have learned. To foster collaboration and learning between the students, we will craft teams for each assignment. Each project will be done with a different team, so students get a chance to work with a wide variety of participants. All submissions will be viewed and evaluated by the course participants. There will also be a course Twitter feed and Facebook page, and several scheduled Google Hangouts that will enable active discussions on specific topics. Recommended textbook: [inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity][1] by Tina Seelig. [1]: http://www.amazon.com/inGenius-Course-Creativity-Tina-Seelig/dp/0062020706

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