By the end of this assignment students will be able to

  • identify one interesting Internet-based video, slideshow, or article, that adds to the class’s understanding of creativity and/or innovation;
  • gain a sense of the range and scope of the ideas and materials available that speak to the topics of this course and how to access them on the Internet; and
  • evaluate the credulity, insightfulness, and value – conceptual and/or practical – of one particular publicly-available information source about creativity and/or innovation.

This assignment asks you to browse the Internet, and choose one particular video, slideshow, or article that you find interesting and insightful about the topic of creativity and/or innovation. You will provide the link and a 600-word evaluation of the information source you choose, and this will be made available to your CRIN110 classmates.

  • Consider the content of the course, and search for a video, slideshow, or article that both fits with what we have discussed, but also extends what we have learned in some insightful and interesting way. Try to choose something that is viscerally appealing, and not too long – that is, something your classmates will thank you for sharing with them!
  • Write a 600-word evaluation of the content you have chosen; your evaluation should try to lend context to the content, describing strengths of the insights it gives (after all, it has some reason to appeal to you) and possibly offering some criticisms of it as well.  If you find the content awesome, say why you find it so; if you find parts of it fallacious, write about that as well.
  • While you will submit the short evaluation as a regular paper for your professor to review independently, think of this as information you are presenting to our CRIN110 classmates. Your paper will be ‘published’ in the course by the professor after he has graded it, in a specially created forum so others can read it and comment on it.
  • Your memo can include bullet points, but must include APA citations if and when you cite sources (you will obviously have to cite the video/slideshow/article at the least).