I am in the middle of taking a virtual course through Stanford University on Creativity. There are virtual teams that create assignments on various themes. Our last assignment was this:
FRAMING AND RE-FRAMING:
This week’s project is a team challenge.
Your challenge is to look at BREAD in a new way.
Create as much “value” as possible starting with
ONE LOAF OF BREAD.
You can use any type of bread you like, and measure value in any way you want.
Use this as an opportunity to be creative!
I had a great team. We started talking about all of the metaphors for bread and how some type of bread is in every culture. Bread encompasses all kinds of historical, religious, cultural and philosophical ideas. We kept playing with values and identification of bread as a foundation of life. We also talked about how so many people are starving and don’t receive their “daily bread”. Keep in mind that all of this was done virtually. The link below will take you to our assignment that we turned into Stanford:
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. YOU COULD START A MOVEMENT THAT MAY ACTUALLY IMPACT WORLD HUNGER! IMAGINE THE POWER OF THAT! AND IT ALL STARTED WITH A LOAF OF BREAD.
I am learning so much from this course, not only about creativity, but also about virtual teams, communication, and virtual education. It is the future of how we learn and I want to know everything I possibly can. I am learning so much about how to deliver self directed, kinesthetic, interactive, fun, interesting learning. This will come in handy a the colleges where I teach.
I used to be a snob about virtual learning and thought it was a crutch for companies to spend less on training. But I am finding out that with a little creativity, you can teach just about any subject virtually. Stay tuned for more on this. If you want to know more about how to deliver effective virtual training, give me a call or visit my website at http://www.brentdarnell.com .