Digital Literacy

Week #06 & 07: Creativity & Innovation

Topic Overview

Welcome to Weeks #06 & 07 of Digital Literacy. The focus of the next two weeks is to familiarize yourselves with eight, research-based steps that will lead you "zig zagging" your way to greater creativity. Due to the intensity of this topic, the majority of your responsibilities as a learner will be to complete the assigned readings from Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity & building your creativity notebook. While there is a topic on Moodle dedicated to this portion of the course, the majority of your assignments will NOT be completed digitally.

Topic Assignments

Complete the learning activities listed beneath each of the following Essential Questions:

  • EQ: What science-backed method can we use to maximize our creative potential in any sphere of life?

Weekly/Ongoing Assignments

  • This Week in Tech | TWiT.TV - Each week, you are required to watch (or listen to) a TWiT.TV broadcast and complete a SAOQ response for one segment of the show that you chose.  I am asking that you watch the entire show that you select, but the SAOQ only needs to cover one segment of the show, as opposed to the entire show. You may choose any of the shows that are listed on this page, with the exception of "NSFW".  Details for this ongoing assignment can be found on Moodle.

Contact Me

  • E-Mail - For questions that can be answered briefly, you may send me an e-mail.  In some cases I may request that you schedule to meet with me in person, as there may be no "easy" answer.  In other cases, I may ask that you post your question in a forum instead, so that your classmates can also benefit from knowing the information that you requested.
  • Face-to-Face - Since this is online/virtual course, all face-to-face meetings will be by appointment only.  To schedule a meeting with me, please do so through YouCanBook.Me.  No appointments can be scheduled sooner than SIX hours in advance and you MAY NOT cancel an appointment sooner than ONE hour to our agreed meeting time.


PLEASE NOTE: If you see this icon next to an assignment title on the course outline, you must make arrangements to complete this activity Face-to-Face. Please use YouCanBook.Me to schedule Face-to-Face time with me.