FREE ONLINE COURSE ON CREATIVITY FROM
Such courses are the wave of the future. Penn is going for one million registered participants, worldwide. This will be groundbreaking and the course structure is creative, from a new paradigm! Quoting from the course description:
"This course empowers learners to develop their creative human potential to improve, enhance, and transform their businesses, communities, and personal lives. Processes like Intelligent Fast Failure will teach you rapid prototyping skills, while the Adaption-Innovation creative style spectrum will help you understand how and why your ideas are unique - and how you can work better with others to solve complex problems.
Personal reflection tools like CENTER add a character development dimension to the course that is an important first step towards unlocking your creative potential. Along the way, you will engage with a rich set of tools, exercises, and metrics in order to understand these concepts and how they impact the development of your creative life and career."
See you there!
For more information and to register, see: https://www.coursera.org/course/cic
For people who think visually, spacially, intuitively, and/or in terms of relationships, learning how to make and use mind maps can be an important tool for organizing your thinking about your research topic.
For additional information and free mind map software (personally, I prefer drawing mind maps by hand but know that some folks are very software savvy), please see http://members.optusnet.com.au/~charles57/Creative/Mindmap/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map.
After the initial mind map is drawn, outlines can be built using each major branch as a first level heading. Minor branches become secondary headings, twigs become third level headings, etc.
For additional information regarding building outlines for research papers, see:
http://ask.reference.com/related/Templates+Outline+APA+Style?o=102545&qsrc=121&l=dir (APA Style Outline) and
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