17 янв. 2021 г.
I really enjoyed this course, it was very informative and easy to follow. The videos were clear and the graded sections were great. The course as a whole was enjoyable and would recommend to others.
1 мар. 2016 г.
SO INTERESTING AND FUN. Have you ever took a stranger'S secret and propose another stranger to take that secret in exchange of one of his? This course is an opportunity to do crazy stuff like that!
автор: Khondokar A S•
3 июля 2020 г.
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21 мая 2020 г.
автор: Gaurav R•
14 авг. 2022 г.
автор: Lauren H•
12 апр. 2021 г.
Overall, I enjoyed this course. I found the readings to be very insightful along with the supplementary materials (there was a stellar Ted Talk) but some of the videos fell a bit short for me along with some of the activities. I enjoyed the thought and meaning behind the DSD challenges but some of the instructions and encouragement to complete these activities/challenges in public felt odd to me and read more like a sociology 101 course. In the same vein, I think the rolling admittance of an online course like this does not lend itself well to group feedback/discussion time. I didn’t see many people interacting in the discussion sections or providing meaningful feedback so that part felt a bit futile. However, again the ideas behind these DSD challenges were great and I appreciated trying to think of new things to do and ways to be more creative in my own life, changing my habits, etc. I picked up some good tips and tricks in terms of mind mapping and attribute listing which I will definitely use to help me problem solve in the future. So overall, I enjoyed the course and learned new things but it ultimately felt very surface level (which could be very fair considering this was a beginner course) but I wished there had been more personal activities that focused on building and growing my own creativity.
автор: Myca R•
9 июня 2020 г.
The first week of the course introduces you to the wonders of being a creative person. The Do Something Different are practical applications of creativity which is fine however most of the lessons taught in the four modules are very limited. In example, the lessons were for generating solutions as it meanwhile what the DSD what most likely about being "random and as a contrarian." New and updated researchers on creativity would have been generously appreciated, and such as mentor and student interaction in the discussion forums for any inquiry that they may have.
The tone of the speaker had also a huge impact on trying to be creative. Rehearsed lines and a more friendly atmosphere would have improved the atmosphere. The DSD's are quite challenging but not applicable as of this time. There could have been other ways of generating ideas instead of the DSD's where students are required to upload pictures of them that might be used against them later by attackers to harm their reputation. Further review and consideration about this must be checked upon.
If you have a lot of free time, you are free to check this course out for yourself. You might as well learn something fairly new.
автор: REXON H•
30 июня 2020 г.
This course really has valuable contents but the way lectures been delivered, to me is quite dull / uninteresting. There are lots of useful methods / techniques about creativity but I was really expecting examples or real-life applications or problems where creativity is indeed applied as what the course title says. Though some assignments really brought out some creativity in me. This course is still recommended for beginners. But you might want to check "Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success" from Imperial College to see which one you would want to take first.
автор: Ivana J•
6 июля 2020 г.
I like the course encourage us to be more creative in real life, be brave in doing something that we have never done it before. However, it haven't provided a clear relevancy how doing these "creative" things enable us to solve real problem. Would be great if there are any example/ real cases that emphasize more on problem solving instead of creativity alone.
автор: Aija P•
26 авг. 2019 г.
E-learnings did not provide me with skills missing, and I was suprised that tasks given are not created by teachers, but part of some projects that were done by some people a way back. It made it all seem slightly useless. I would suggest to make students to more relavant tasks and maybe event tasks together.
автор: Shamistan A•
4 нояб. 2021 г.
In general, the course is not bad, especially the idea to Do Something Different is perfectly implemented. Unfortunately, there is little theory, a lot of ideas are repeated several times and the quality of some videos is poor, especially when the authors read their text!
автор: Nicholas S•
6 дек. 2015 г.
Not all the DSDs were useful, and some of the content is very dated (such is the nature of a MOOC that isn't maintained), but it was useful to learn about methodologies and tools to think creatively about issues and solving problems.
автор: Ade A P•
23 июля 2020 г.
the delivery is not very interactive and appealing, and also the material seems a bit monotonous week after week. but i actually love the dsd concept, it really pushed me to be a bit more creative and brave
автор: Jad S•
10 нояб. 2020 г.
The course is very interesting and inspiring in terms of creativity and increasing creative potential.
What I felt was missing, or could be strengthened, is the link to problem solving.
автор: Alper D•
4 дек. 2020 г.
it was fine. but of course a very basic course. It could have been longer and theoretical . I did not find pair studies very useful. it could have been more academic.
автор: Pardis A S•
26 июня 2020 г.
The content was so informative but the quality of visual lessons could be better and more appealing. I appreciate the teams effort. Good luck
автор: kunjung s•
19 окт. 2020 г.
Loved doing the 3 DSD (Do something different) assignments. Had a lot of fun doing those. I just wished the course was a bit longer.
автор: Pratik m•
1 июня 2020 г.
Vary vague and subjective type questions in the quiz! It felt like solving an english paper!
автор: Mohamed P•
26 сент. 2019 г.
Course content itself was very less. But great way to get introduced to Creative thinking.
автор: أحمد ا•
15 июля 2020 г.
The assignments were really useful, however the evaluation method is not efficient.
автор: Gökhan İ•
10 февр. 2020 г.
The course is boring and not very informative, also content is outdated
автор: Ong J•
11 окт. 2020 г.
Would appreciate if the lecturers' videos are more fun and interactive
автор: Claudia N C H•
14 сент. 2021 г.
muy buen curso, me gusto mucho
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20 мая 2020 г.
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автор: AJ R•
11 мая 2022 г.
I find this course mediocre at best.
Given the vast amount of experience of Prof. Hokanson, he is just scrapping on the surface of the topic. Please upgrade the content and make it robust and valuable.
The title "Creative Problem Solving" led me to believe the course would be touching on the fundamentals of CPS (creative problem solving) as defined by Alex Osborn and Sid Parnes, but nothing of that kind is even mentioned here. Furthemore basics of design thinking or well know creative techniques spearheaded by gurus like De Bono aren't mentioned, and at least T. Buzanshould h ave been mentioned as the "father" of mindmapping !!
In all honestly if the goal of this course was to get me to sign up for courses with the University of Minnesota, it has actually done the opposite. If the goal was to get me to be more creative, or to provide a path on how to be more creative, definitely it hasn't.
I credit it though, for opening my eyes to the issue of creativity declines at schools/IBM CEOS report (though the report and NW article are over 12 years old). As of today (05/2022), and in California, most schools are cutting down art lessons, restricting them to once a month -and covered with parents volunteers- while promoting STEM subjects. Where this will lead our kids, it is nowhere good.