Communities Resolving Our Problems: the basic idea
[SUP: Finding Problems] [THINK: Shaping Problems] [LEAP: Solving Problems]
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Henry Brooks Adams


LEAP: Solving Problems

So, you have a goal and don't know how to get there? Follow the LEAP process.

Look supports the hunt for information and the identification of new problems.
Evoke provides tools for organization and composition, composition built in part on your effort in identifying problems and looking for and collecting information.
Assess reaches those who can give you feedback on your ideas and compositions as they emerge. Tens of thousands of electronic communities invite your participation.
Publish/Perform reviews the technique and planning required in sharing your finished compositions and solutions to the problems that you have tackled.


CROP is a new kind of application, a problem processor. CROP's web site conceptually integrates all previous computer applications, both on the net and off. The basic idea of the CROP site is to teach, and to do so using the digital power tools of the computer age. This means to both teach each other and also more effectively teach ourselves as we engage in problem solving, individually or collectively. Though LEAP one of CROP's main branches it is but one approach to problem solving. It is complemented by other problem solving designs which include: trial-and-error; brainstorming; lateral thinking (situation puzzle); morphological analysis; method of focal objects; ; TRIZ and "wicked problems".

. Throughout the CROP pages, help information explains concepts and purposes.

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Pub: v1.0, 1994; v6.0, 4/20/2005