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Mar 24 2015 - 02:25 PM
(Image: Screencapture from IDEO U homepage) IDEO has launched its first online course under their new "IDEO U" series of courses aimed at helping anyone increase their creative prowess (for $399 a course). (Read more in this FastCo. article) The first course, dubbed "Insights," which is a mix of multimedia content (mainly videos paired with text prompts) covers the following topics and was created to mimic the IDEO team's own well established creative insights process:
  • Observation without judgement
  • Lessons in extremes
  • Interview wisdom
  • Fostering empathy
  • Sharing insights
Most interesting to me is the connection to work EdLab is doing on mSchool and the potential to possibly collaborate with IDEO on this series in the future! For example, one of the organizers of the course describes his overarching hope for the courses in a way that is apropos to the mSchool mission:
"We've tried to make the learning bite-sized," says Howard. "The videos are something you can watch while you're on the train commuting to work, or waiting for the bus, or getting ready in the morning. They're modular, and everything works on mobile, so you can really take this with you all over the place."
What are your thoughts? Would you pay $399 for this first IDEO U offering? If so, why? If not, why not? How might EdLab partner with the organization?
|By: Kate Meersschaert|2221 Reads