When we ideate we use generate ideas to answer the challenge statement. We can use various strategies to when working with people to help stretch their thinking such as using tools like forced connections, etc. When working with AI for this project, I did not use any tools or strategies to stretch the AI’s thinking because I wanted to see what it can do with basic prompts.
Working with AI is different than working with others. When working with AI, I can use my own train of thought which is useful for brainstorming alone. I will not be using AI for group brainstorming but I wonder how it would work if multiple people were working on the same challenge? This could be an interesting experiment.
When working through this challenge, I wanted AI to give me possible ideas on how to layout my course. I wanted it to use Torrance Incubation Model. Before, I asked it to do anything with the TIM model I wanted to make sure AI knew about it. I asked it and it generated an answer but it was wrong. So if you are using context from a specialized field, make sure to check its understanding of it before asking specific questions.
Access my data & output notes here.
I used the prompt that was generated during the completion of the clarify stage which was:
How might I design lessons, self-guided activities, and online communities to help students develop creative traits, habits, and skills, such as openness to new ideas and experiences, through the use of psychology, technology, art, music, and other creative media, and encourage them to embrace change, build confidence and self-esteem, be open to feedback and learning from failures, and take risks and step outside their comfort zone?
From this prompt, I generated various components to this course:
- Various Titles
- Student learning objectives and goals
- Course descriptions
- Outline for the module
The output always became better as I took a previous output and asked AI to expand and elaborate. The information, I generated allowed by to complete the first ideation phase with the following challenge statement:
What I now see myself doing is creating a series of interactive modules that will introduce students to the concept of openness to new ideas and experiences, and provide them with strategies for cultivating this important personality trait. These modules will include a range of multimedia resources, such as videos, podcasts, and online articles, as well as experiential learning activities, student-led discussions, and other interactive elements.
I will also include opportunities for students to explore topics independently and to share their ideas and perspectives with one another. By the end of the course, I envision that students will have the tools and strategies they need to cultivate openness to new ideas and experiences and embrace change in their personal and professional lives.
AI will give you an answer based on the question you generated in the clarify stage. It is important to use the information and help AI drill down on the context of your issue. The more you expand and correct their thinking the better results you will get. In order to do this, ask AI specifically about the context you are using and make sure that they define it correctly before moving on.
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