Innovation and Problem Solving through Creativity

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Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley, are just some of the schools that you have at your fingertips with edX. Through massive open online courses (MOOCs) from the world's best universities, you can develop your knowledge in literature, math, history, food and nutrition, and more. These online classes are taught by highly-regarded experts in the field. If you take a class on computer science through Harvard, you may be taught by David J. Malan, a senior lecturer on computer science at Harvard University for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. But there's not just one professor - you have access to the entire teaching staff, allowing you to receive feedback on assignments straight from the experts. Pursue a Verified Certificate to document your achievements and use your coursework for job and school applications, promotions, and more. EdX also works with top universities to conduct research, allowing them to learn more about learning. Using their findings, edX is able to provide students with the best and most effective courses, constantly enhancing the student experience.

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Successful contemporary business practices rest upon the ability to see problems clearly and to develop solutions unseen and unimagined by others. To do so requires creativity. Current research in experimental psychology suggests that creativity can be developed and refined, albeit with effort and practice. The goal of this course is to provide a variety of experiences and activities with the specific focus of fostering each student’s own creative abilities.
 
As valued work becomes less routine, the oft referred to “conceptual age” provides the opportunity for managers who can see, think and act differently on new challenges.
 
Creativity is often misunderstood as being only for the few, or only when considering new products. This course will show how creative approaches can be learned and widely applied, beyond new products and services, to a wide range of managerial challenges.

This course will make you more effec...

Successful contemporary business practices rest upon the ability to see problems clearly and to develop solutions unseen and unimagined by others. To do so requires creativity. Current research in experimental psychology suggests that creativity can be developed and refined, albeit with effort and practice. The goal of this course is to provide a variety of experiences and activities with the specific focus of fostering each student’s own creative abilities.
 
As valued work becomes less routine, the oft referred to “conceptual age” provides the opportunity for managers who can see, think and act differently on new challenges.
 
Creativity is often misunderstood as being only for the few, or only when considering new products. This course will show how creative approaches can be learned and widely applied, beyond new products and services, to a wide range of managerial challenges.

This course will make you more effective as an innovator in your organization by giving you practical tools for fostering effective problem solving and innovation efforts in an organization.

You will earn a professional certificate from the University of British Columbia and edX upon successful completion of this course. Certificates can be uploaded directly to your LinkedIn profile.

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