In amongst all the #sideprojects I do I also have a day job, and one of my workplace projects is about to come to fruition.
For the last 16 or so months I’ve been part of a team of University of Bristol academics and professional digital developers assembling a free four-week online course on the FutureLearn platform.
The trailer is now live!
From Feb 5th 2018 and three times a year from the Autumn of 2018 onward anyone can take this course for free. It’s 4 weeks long and roughly 3 hours a week of work. Taking the course involves reading and watching content online, participating in online discussions and other activities. There is no academic credit or certification – but it should still be both fascinating and useful.
The course covers:
- A historic overview of how ideas become innovations
- Insights into the habits of successful innovators
- Approaches and methods for understanding and categorising complex problems
- Techniques for structuring and solving problems
- Understanding ‘accidental’ invention and engineering your own luck
- Recognising different forms of innovation
- Idea-generation and evaluation techniques
- Using the Lean Startup method to test your ideas out
- How to network, influence, and pitch your ideas effectively
We’ve spoken to some great case studies – all Bristol alumni – and created some great resources.
I sincerely hope you enjoy it.
You can find out more here.