Wednesday, April 17, 2013

NovoEd: Crash Course on Creativity

Next week I am taking a massive open online course (MOOC) called A Crash Course on Creativity. In addition to the topic, I am also really curious to see how the course is organized from an instructional design point of view. According to one article, the completion rate of any MOOC is on average around 5% with some courses nearing 10%.

What distinguishes the creativity course offered by VentureLabs/NovoEd is the goal of developing community through project-based assignments. According to NovoEd the learning platform is designed to facilitate inquiry and collaboration. Really really curious to see how this turns out. If you want to learn more about the free courses offered on the NovoEd platform, check out their site; there are courses on business, sustainability, and other hot topics.