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Free Online Course from edX: Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making

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Free Online Course from edX: Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making

EdX is offering a free online course under the name Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making; that designed to learn how to solve complex problems with analysis based decision-making and solution designs. Explore complex, multi-actor systems in which one factor influences all other factors. For instance, how innovative energy technologies merge into the existing energy system, or how new transport possibilities impact current processes. Armed with this information, learn to decide whether they should be further developed, consider possible negative results and weigh associated costs. There are multiple ways to make decisions, but one-way proven to be very useful is the analytical approach - a methodology for making the problem explicit and rationalizing the different potential solutions. In short: analysis based support of decision making, design, and implementation of solutions.


None, apart from an open mind and the desire to discover new opportunities to get a firm grip on complex situations or a case that needs to analyze.

Course Details:

  • Length: 5 weeks.
  • Effort: 4 to 8 hours per week.
  • Price: FREE, Add a Verified Certificate for $50 USD.
  • Institution: DelftX.
  • Subject: Business & Management.
  • Level: Introductory.
  • Language: English.

Course Outputs:

This course explores and evaluates tools and problem-solving methods such as:

  • Actor analysis
  • Causal modeling
  • Goal trees and means-end diagrams.
  • Problem diagrams.
  • Uncertainty.
  • Decision support.
  • Score cards.

This course introduces each technique and applies each technique to a case. Ultimately, the combination of these techniques provides a coherent analysis of the problem.


  1. Alexander de Haan, Business Analyst and Strategic Consultant
  2. Fieke Miedema, Facilitator
  3. Elianne de Regt, Course Developer
  4. Els van Daalen, Associate Professor of Policy Analysis - Delft University of Technology

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