This site provides an extensive set of Creativity Tools with descriptions of how they can be used to enhance personal creativity, and links to ebooks for sale.
Type of Material:
Text, charts, and links to related products and services.
Use as a supplementary set of tools for students to explore while learning about creativity and idea generation/development in business. Could be used in Management or Marketing courses that cover basics of creativity or in an executive development workshop on enhancing creativity in the workplace.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Since it is a commercial site to sell consulting, there are not actually any learning goals specified except that each tool is explained. While the site provides access to various creativity tools, the learning goals are ambiguous.
Target Student Population:
Undergraduates, graduates, executives.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
The site is well organized and presented. The material is clearly presented and logically organized. It is easy to navigate.
There are many links to commercial sites for purchase of additional resources.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This is a well thought out collection of tools with clear examples of how they can be applied. It is a non-academic approach to creativity.
As stated, the approach here is not academic in orientation but takes a more practical and applied look at creativity. There is a charge to download and print materials on the site.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
It is generally easy to navigate.
Some links lead to outside sites selling related products and services.
Other Issues and Comments:
The site provides a nice toolkit for anyone interested in creativity techniques.
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