Tina Seelig serves as the Executive Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, a center that teaches students entrepreneurial skills needed to solve major world problems. She is also the author of the 2012 book, inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity, that operates on the assumption that we're not born being creative and knowing how to solve difficult problems. It's something that we can cultivate and learn (as John Cleese has also told us before). If you're intrigued by this idea, and if you want to rev up your own "Innovation Engine," you can take Seelig's new course, also called A Crash Course on Creativity, starting on April 22. It's one of five Stanford MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) that will launch in April on the Venture Lab platform. Other courses now open for enrollment include:
- Graph Partitioning and Expanders - April 15
- Finance - April 22
- Technology Entrepreneurship - April 29
- Mobile Health without Borders - April 29
- Hippocrates Challenge - May TBD
Most Venture Lab courses grant a "Statement of Accomplishment" signed by instructors to any student who successfully completes a course.