Coursera platform offers, in cooperation with University of Sydney, a free online course: Problem-Solving Skills for University Success. In this course, you will learn how to develop your Problem Solving and Creativity Skills to help you achieve success in your university studies.
About Information & Digital Literacy for University Success Course
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Recognise the importance and function of problem solving and creative thought within academic study and the role of critical thought in creative ideation.
- Develop a toolkit to be able to identify real problems and goals within ill-defined problems
- Recognize and apply analytical problem solving techniques
- Recognise and apply creative problem solving techniques
- Identify the use of creativity within and types of problems most common to your field
- Apply learnt problem solving and creative ideation skills to a real-life context and reflect on personal learning processes
|The course is designed for||Beginner level.|
|Offered by||Coursera platform in cooperation with University of Sydney.|
|Course duration||23 hours.|
|Price||Free of charge.|
|Certificate upon Completion||Available with the paid version.|
|Course language||English (Subtitles: Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Italian, Vietnamese, German, Russian, English, Spanish).|
|Already enrolled||40,596 students.|
What you will learn from this course:
Introduction to Problem-Solving Skills for University Success
After this module, you will be able to 1. Understand the structure & expectations of the course 2. Understand expectations about Problem-Solving within academic culture 3. Articulate the skills & dispositions needed for Problem-Solving 4. Demonstrate awareness of ethical issues related to academic integrity surrounding Problem-Solving
- Categorise Problems & The Problem-Solving Process
After this module, you will be able to 1. Categorize different problems based on their type 2. Identify the different problem types most common at university 3. Recognise language associated with descriptive & analytical problem types 4. Recognise & apply the four-step problem solving process
- Understanding Problems, Generating Solutions & Solution Paths
After this module, you will be able to 1. Apply strategies to help you better understand a problem & identify the goal of a problem 2. Generate ideas or approaches for solving a problem 3. Apply strategies to help you find alternative solutions 4. Recognise the place of research & evidence in problem solving 5. Identify & justify formulas, theories or outside tools required for problem solving.
- Taking Creative & Critical Approaches to Solving Problems, & Evaluating Solutions
After this module, you will be able to 1. Change analogies & viewpoints to solve problems. 2. Apply a variety of forms of reasoning & thinking. 3. Employ creative techniques to the solution of problems. 4. Evaluate a number of solutions to a problem to determine the best one.
- Communicating Solutions & Solving Problems in Academic Life
After this module, you will be able to 1. Communicate your solutions to problems to your audience. 2. Study for university exams, & communicate your solutions to problems in exams. 3. Deal with competing priorities at university. 4. Find solutions to problems that can occur at university.
How to enroll in Information & Digital Literacy for University Success course for free
Check the course official website and click on “Enroll For Free”. A “7-day Free Trial” box will pop up to you. Here you have two options, you can either join the paid version of the course by clicking on “Start free trial”, or you can view all course lessons for free by clicking on “Audit this course”.
After clicking on “Audit this course”, you can choose “Full Course, No Certificate” and then click on “Continue” to start your course for free!
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