Creativity in Learning

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According to www.dictionary.com, creativity is the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationship, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc. In http://creativeoverflow.net/how-to-enhance-creativity-in-school-children/ , the article shows the implementation of creativity in school that can help enhance children’s absorption of information. I agree with the use of creativity in school not only in the arts department because through the use of creative teaching technique by the lecturers, it will be very beneficial for both the students and lecturers. It will encourage the students to think out of the box and be more open-minded.  But then when trying to enhance the students’ performances through creativity, the lecturers will also need to enhance their creativity by being commited to develop their own creativity, explore new things as often as possible to overcome your curiosity, be willing to take risks and new things, be confidence and overcome negative attitudes that may block creativity such as keeping a good mood and eliminating negative thoughts.The implementation of creativity in the learning technique of students in the early age will also be very beneficial for the students in more years to come not only in their education life but also in all aspects of their life.

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Say ‘yes’ for Creative Generalist

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Steve Hardy established Creative Generalist in 2002. It is first started its online contribution through personal blog but now it has turned into community resource and forum, www.creativegeneralist.com. The main goal of Creative Generalist is to introduce broad thinkers with one another. The website provides place for people to deliver and share their ideas, news and perspectives about anything that come to their interest. Creative Generalist has the its own society called Society of Creative Generalist that can be joined by anyone who has the same aim and believe that he or she is a curious divergent thinkers who appreciate new ideas from wide mix of sources, the society will interact with each other through CG session worldwide.

Talking about creative generalist, in my own perspective I think that Leonardo da Vinci is the example of great creative generalist. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, botanist, writer and musician. The wide range of skills and capabilities that he embodied, due to his interests in a wide range of things has made him a very imaginative genius that was born in the perfect time and place because during the italian renaissance, the time where he lived, a lot of discovery and invention took place. Therefore, there are a lot of explorations and creations happened.

I think that Creative Generalist is a very good website that can help people get to know more about their surroundings and make sense of it all. As we all know that even though specialization is proven to be more valuable but without the talent of generalism, it will be hard for people to see the big picture in all of the information that come by. This website will also encourage people to be more respectful about the diversity all around them. But I think the visual layout of the website need to be developed more in terms of the practicality and attractiveness.

Resume : 30 Big Ideas, Trends and Predictions for 2012

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The article written by Cynthia Bunting, titled 30 Big Ideas, Trends and Predictions for 2012 gives the probable upcoming insights for small business owners. The article compiles the trends, big ideas and predictions in the industry according to the small business owners’ nationwide perspectives. The dynamic changes in the business industry due to the development of technology and civilizations give a lot of new ways in doing business and also create new opportunities for the players in the industry, which in this article specializes in the small business industry.  

 

The compilation of the insights for small business owners started of with the implementation of gesture recognition technology which is the development of technology that enables people to communicate with the machine and interact naturally without any mechanical devices, using only there gestures or touch. This kind of development will be seen and use in people’s everyday life more in the future due to its practicality. Besides that, things related with online, personalized applications or software and mobile services will be the main attraction and very beneficial for the people. Such as:

 

  • Proximity based social networks

This type of social network enables individuals to connect with each people who have been or will gather at the same place at the same time. As an example of the use of proximity based social networks is Conga, which is structured around the notion of moment, with the collaboration with foursquare and twitter to help finding out about the user’s location history, Conga builds a record of where the user’s has been and who else has been there.

  • Strategic technology consulting

This type of services will be very desirable for businesses and governments because, it will help the implementation of technology to create more efficient and effective outcomes. The services will consist of activity such as, enterprise systems optimization, web strategy, security audits, hardware selection and etc.

  • Local and Mobile Search

This technology enables people to search for local things using mobile equipment. The implementation of this technology will surely be very helpful to minimize searching effort and optimize the quality. Efficiency and effectivity of the search will be easily reached out.

  • Social Media for Hiring

Social networks are used by companies to recruit both passive and active candidates in a personal yet professional way. They also use the social networks to market their companies and interact with the potential candidates. The company that actively use this approach is Ernst and Young.

  • Personalized business software

Personalized business software will not only enable to help optimize your back office by providing help for the accountant and such, but, it will also help to create values for the business and interact with the customers and suppliers.

  • The expense management of mobile apps

Mobile expense management is a process, assisted by the necessary and specialized software that an organization uses to manage costs of its mobile communication networks. This application can help the organization to anticipate trends and forecast future needs. Cloud computing and SaaA subscription will be a very challenging areas for many organizations in 2012.

  • Digital coupon books

Discount directories will be a very helpful place for the customers to search for price reduction or interesting promotions and it can also give influence towards the passive couponers to active couponers. This will create more active customers and increase customer retention as well.

  • Customized enterprise application stores

Smartphones will be a very popular and important gadget for people but the smartphones will be useless if there are no necessary applications and the more the smartphones are demanded the more applications they needed to provide. Therefore, by the existence of the application store, it does make the process easier.

 

Other factors such as increased franchising, outsourcing IT functions, business rollups, public/private partnership and disintegration of channel also being identified as the insight in 2012 small business industry.