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Hours to complete

Approx. 24 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)...
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 24 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 minutes to complete

Welcome to CIC!

Welcome to Creativity, Innovation, and Change (CIC)! In this introductory module, we welcome you to the course and inspire you with videos that introduce you to Penn State and get your creative muscles warmed up! Dive in and get started!...
Reading
2 videos (Total 3 min)
Video2 videos
Bring Friends to CIC!1m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

CIC Mindset & Innovation Toolbox

Creativity, innovation, and change require a unique mindset and collection of mental tools. In this module, we will introduce you to the CIC mindset and to Intelligent Fast Failure (IFF) as a powerful tool for innovating. First, you will learn how to alter the way your brain works to produce ideas in the process called Mind Warping. Next, you will act to change your life and the world around you by fully using your own uniqueness. Finally, you will do what is considered impossible starting with little or no knowledge and few resources. Easy, right? Try it and see! ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 23 min), 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
Idea Journal4m
Wild Mind2m
Mind Warping1m
8th Muda3m
Life as Continuing Experiment3m
Bold Acts of Defiance Exercisem
Change2m
Shoe Tower Assignmentm
Week
3
Hours to complete
9 hours to complete

Understanding Creative Diversity

Welcome to the world of creative diversity! In this module, you will discover that creativity comes in many different shapes and sizes, each of which is equally important in solving the world’s problems. Specifically, you will learn about four key variables that define and describe creative diversity, including your creative style and your creative level. You will also learn how creative diversity impacts the ideas you generate and how you make use of them, as well as how to recognize and appreciate the creative diversity of others around you....
Reading
9 videos (Total 42 min), 4 quizzes
Video9 videos
Creative diversity7m
Creative Style Estimation Exercise1m
Creative Divergence5m
Ideation Evaluation Techniques4m
The Paradox of Structure3m
Critical Problem Solving Process4m
SAP Design Thinking Jam6m
Creative Diversity Application5m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

CENTER Model

In this module, you will learn about the 6 practices of the CENTER model, which stands for Character, Excellence, owNership, Tenacity, Entrepreneurship, and Relationship. Each practice will move you closer to realizing the ideas you are generating and developing using the tools you’ve learned so far! To top things off, you will design your Life Ring with a partner and take your first action steps toward projects and ideas you are passionate about....
Reading
7 videos (Total 32 min), 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Entrepreneurship6m
OwNership2m
Tenacity4m
Excellence3m
Relationships3m
Life Ring Assignment5m
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Career Benefit

83%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Career promotion

25%

got a pay increase or promotion

Top Reviews

By PCSep 1st 2015

An awesome course with good explanations and tasks.\n\nAt the end of the course, it enabled me to think the other way that I usually do not do on looking at any object.\n\nThank you team.

By ADMay 15th 2016

It is an amazing course which will truly boost your creativity, help you interact better and bring about change in society. The assignments in this course are also fun-filled! :)

Instructors

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Dr. Kathryn W. Jablokow

Professor
Engineering Design and Mechanical Engineering
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Dr. Darrell Velegol

Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
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Dr. Jack V. Matson

Professor Emeritus
Department of Enviromental Engineering
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Elizabeth Kisenwether

Assistant Professor
Engineering Design

About The Pennsylvania State University

Founded in 1855 as Pennsylvania's only land-grant university, The Pennsylvania State University combines academic rigor with a vibrant campus life. A nationally recognized Research-I institution, Penn State teaches students to be leaders with a global perspective. Supporting not only the citizens of our Commonwealth, Penn State engages in collaborative activities with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners in the United States and abroad to generate, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge that is valuable to society....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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