Article Title: Brainstorming for eLearning: Rules of Brainstorming
Publication: Integrated Learnings: eLearning
Summary: The ideas that emerge from a group brainstorming session can be startlingly clever. If you’re working to identify the optimal instructional approach for a lesson, gather a few peers together and spend an hour kicking around ideas. This article explains the benefits of brainstorming and lists a few basic rules that help ensure a productive and inspiring brainstorming session.
Brainstorming Rule #3: Get crazy.
In a brainstorming session, no idea is unrealistic. Tell the team that you want – even expect – wild, off-the-wall ideas. To make good on this rule, be sure to record every idea suggested. Even if it seems ridiculous. Even if it was mentioned as a joke. After all, you never know when a far-fetched idea will inspire a feasible yet clever suggestion for someone else.