2Specific course objectives include:1.
Understanding historical foundations of shared knowledge, networks, and innovation.2.
Exploring key elements for fostering creativity and innovation in todays hyper-connectedmarketplace.3.
Investigating best practice for innovation including open source innovation, connectivity throughsocial networks, and community through authentic relationships.4.
Examining ways an individual can harness his or her own creative abilities, such as play, risk taking,and centering.5.
Increasing personal knowledge and skills at using digital tools and social networks to buildconnectivity and drive innovation, as well as metrics to measure and track success.
Connections:Moodle: I will post general course announcements on Moodle (http://moodle.queens.edu/). Pleasecheck our Moodle course site regularly, or you may sign up to have postings forwarded to youremail account.Twitter: I will also share ideas and resources as well as post some course announcements on Twitterusing hashtag #639create.RexMail: Due to FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) regulations, I will contact youthrough your Queens RexMail account rather than your personal or work email. Please check thataccount regularly or forward incoming emails to a preferred account.
Assignments: Please email me assignments electronically by 6 p.m. on the assigned day. Blog linksshould be sent to my Queens email account as well. Any assignments submitted after 6 p.m. will beconsidered late. Typically, any late assignment that I choose to accept is penalized a minimum of one letter grade for each class meeting that it is late.
Writing: As students in a graduate program, your writing should be clear, coherent, and error free.Please make an appointment at the Center for Academic Success Writing Center for any extraassistance (contact Jenn Goddu firstname.lastname@example.org 704.688.2765; also seehttp://www.queens.edu/studentlife/resources/writing_center.asp). Written assignments shouldfollow APA guidelines.
Grading: Some written assignments will receive letter grades that will be converted to a numericalscore for final grade computation. The grading scale is as follows:A 100 90 Superior work. Creative.B 89 80 Good work. Could improve in one of these areas: ideas,argument, or grammar.C 79 70 Adequate work. Could improve in two of these areas: ideas,argument, or grammar.F 69 & below Unacceptable work. Reflects unacceptable level of commitmentor skill.