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CREATIVItY AND INNOVATION IN LEARNING: The Changing Roles OF ICT  [PDF]
Mehmet KESIM
The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 2009,
Abstract: The notions of information, communication and technology constitute the underlying structure of the term ICT. While these elements have instigated change, the use of them has also incited change in a way that the notions of Innovation, Collaboration and Transformation have become keys to the application of ICTs. Similar to this new ICT triangle, the knowledge triangle addresses the issue of innovation as well. The knowledge triangle, consisting of education, research and innovation, is crucial to support personal and organizational development. The critical issue is that innovation intersects with both the new ICT triangle and the knowledge triangle. Any discussion regarding the relationship between the new ICT and knowledge would cover a very broad scope, including the relationships between education and society, and the interaction between knowledge and innovation. Under such circumstances, where such vast areas must be covered simultaneously; creativity, innovation and education will most likely be in the agenda of European education for a long time. As social changes take place towards a digital society, pre-established social connections have also been transferred and somewhat transformed into the digital domain. In this regard, e-learning seems to have a crucial role to succeed in keeping pace with the constant change.
Global Perspectives on E-learning: Rhetoric and Reality  [PDF]
Murat ATAIZI
The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 2005,
Abstract: Global Perspectives on E-learning: Rhetoric and Reality Carr-Chellman, A. A. (Ed) (2005). Global Perspectives on E-learning. Rhetoric and Reality. 1-4129-0489-7, 280p.Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Pub. Inc. Reviewed by Murat ATAIZIAnadolu University,Eskisehir, TURKEY This book is edited by Alison A. Carr-Chellman who is associate professor of education at Pennsylvania State University , and one of the leading figures in the field of e-learning. Total of sixteen authors contributed to the sections. Authors are varying from doctoral students to professors emeritus, but all of them are experienced in the field of e-learning and distance education. The book presents a collection of papers from international case studies and its divided into five main parts based on geographic location, and each of them brings case studies of online education on e-learning and discusses the rhetoric that surrounds this form of teaching and learning from Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and Africa. The first part of the book examines online education in Asia : Analysis of China , Taiwan , and India . The China chapter explains that the Dianda system there is one of the world's largest education systems, combining radio-television university system. The author examines the political rhetoric and discusses the impacts on the way China adopts the new online learning technologies. The Taiwan chapter examines the digital gap, internet usage, and the government and IT industries roles to development of e-learning in Taiwan . The India chapter begins with distance education through correspondence courses that has been with us since the 1960s. The author examines the state of traditional and distance education in India , and identifies the viability and importance of online education given the current social, economic, and infrastructural status que. The second part of the book is on online education in Europe : Analysis of Ireland , the United Kingdom , International Study Circles, and Turkey . Ireland chapter focuses on the potential and promise of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the context of online education and differential participation in the Republic of Ireland in the information age. The author emphasizes the importance of Ireland 's national strategy on ICTs and its impacts on innovative and social practice discourse. After examining the e-learning in the United Kingdom the author discusses overcoming social exclusion and financial benefits of distance learning. In addition to social exclusion topic, access and retention are presented two related topics
Raising Students' Awareness of Cross-Cultural Contrastive Rhetoric Via an E-Learning Course  [PDF]
Minjie Xing,Jinghui Wang,Kenneth Spencer
Language Learning and Technology , 2008,
Abstract: This study investigated the potential impact of e-learning on raising overseas students' cultural awareness and explored the possibility of creating an interactive learning environment for them to improve their English academic writing. The study was based on a comparison of Chinese and English rhetoric in academic writing, including a comparison of Chinese students' writings in Chinese with native English speakers' writings in English and Chinese students' writings in English with the help of an e-course and Chinese students' writings in English without the help of an e-course. Five features of contrastive rhetoric were used as criteria for the comparison. The experimental results show that the group using the e-course was successful in learning about defined aspects of English rhetoric in academic writing, reaching a level of performance that equalled that of native English speakers. Data analysis also revealed that e-learning resources helped students to compare rhetorical styles across cultures and that the interactive learning environment was effective in improving overseas students' English academic writing.
Measuring Creativity for Innovation Management
Cropley,David H; Kaufman,James C; Cropley,Arthur J;
Journal of technology management & innovation , 2011, DOI: 10.4067/S0718-27242011000300002
Abstract: identifying the extent and nature of the creativity of new products is a key for innovation management. the revised creative solution diagnosis scale (csds) is a 27-item scale based on a theoretical model of functional creativity, consisting of five main criteria: relevance & effectiveness, problematization, propulsion, elegance and genesis. the csds offers potential for differentiated assessments of product creativity as part of the larger process of innovation. non-expert judges rated a series of mousetrap designs using a 30-item version of the csds. confirmatory factor analysis revealed a simple structure that corresponded closely to the a priori theoretical model of functional creativity. the untrained judges were able to use the scale with a high degree of reliability and internal consistency. the scale offers a tool for managing innovation, especially for stimulating creativity and diagnosing the creativity of products.
Adding the “e-” to Learning for Sustainable Development: Challenges and Innovation  [PDF]
Matthias Barth,Simon Burandt
Sustainability , 2013, DOI: 10.3390/su5062609
Abstract: Education for sustainability (EfS) poses new challenges to higher education as it necessitates various shifts: from teacher- to learner-centered pedagogies, from input- to output-orientation and from a focus on content to problem-solving and process orientation. E-learning, which follows the principles of situated, constructivist learning, addresses some of these challenges and offers opportunities to design powerful learning environments for EfS. In this conceptual paper, we elaborate characteristics of such e-learning environments that support competence development and education for sustainability. To illustrate and support our line of reasoning we use three mini case studies of our own educational praxis and critically discuss opportunities and threats of such e-learning settings.
E-LEARNING TOOLS- A NEW INNOVATION IN TEACHING LEARNING  [PDF]
SUSHMA RANI,KRISHAN KANT
Golden Research Thoughts , 2013, DOI: 10.9780/22315063
Abstract: Technology has become on intrinsic part of our lives, it has penetrated all areas of teaching and learning. From radio, films and television, we have entered the computer and internet age. Computer and their varied ever changing applications are becoming part of the educational scene today, one of the important technological innovations in elearning which may be described as the application of internet and computers to assist teaching and learning.Many e-learning tools like blogs, wikis, software etc. have become common today. This paper discusses the broad features of e-learning and its benefits in the educational field. It also considers pedagogic principles to make teaching-learning more effective and durable. Some practical applications of different e-learning tools by a higher education institute are also referred to. It is stressed that while e-learning has come to stay in today's educational environment, one should be careful in its use that teaching-learning becomes effective, interesting and encompasses the diverse range of students backgrounds and abilities.
Promoting creativity and innovation in organizations  [PDF]
Hermina Pezdirc ?uli?
RUO : Revija za Univerzalno Odli?nost , 2012,
Abstract: RQ: Do organizations encourage creativity and innovation in their employees? How does psychological wellbeing affect the creativity level?Purpose: It is important for organizations to acknowledge the creative and innovative potential in their employees. Using different approaches they can assist their employees in developing innovative ideas. If employees feel that their ideas are being heard, it encourages their creative potential, which proves beneficial for the organization competing in the open market.Method: quantitative method: interview using the seven step rule.Results: Results of the research study have shown that organizations in question have well developed innovative activity. As such, they are actively encouraging creativity and innovation in their employees. It is seen that the organizations in question are very aware that psychological wellbeing of employees improves the level of their creativity.Organization: It is advisable that managers continue developinginnovative activities in their organizations, as we are living in an ever-changing world, where needs, aspirations, styles, standards, and quality of life are undergoing dynamic progression. Such a change is possible and sustainable because of the horizontal and vertical spreadof technology as the main driver for economic growth and job creation.Society: The main goal of this research study is to emphasize the importance of this field. To further see good results in the future, we must start encouraging innovation in the youths today.Originality: The contribution of this research is in its uniqueness. There are no records of a similar research ever been conducted in organizations from the Dolenjska region in Slovenia.Limitations: The research is limited to psychological wellbeing and the level of creativity in certain organizations. It would be interesting to evaluate how psychological wellbeing improves business results of organizations.
A criatividade e as situa es didáticas no ensino e aprendizagem da matemática = Creativity and didactical situations in the teaching and learning of mathematics
Cleyton Hércules Gontijo,Erondina Barbosa da Silva,Rosália Policarpo Fagundes de Carvalho
Linhas Críticas , 2012,
Abstract: Este artigo prop e uma articula o entre a Perspectiva de Sistemas para o estudo da criatividade, de Csikszentmihalyi, e a Teoria das Situa es Didáticas, no campo da matemática, de Brousseau. Consideramos que a articula o das duas teorias possibilita o estudo da criatividade no processo de ensino e aprendizagem da matemática, na medida em que nos permite compreender a a o dos sujeitos, nas situa es de aprendizagem, considerando fatores contextuais. Csikszentmihalyi (1988, 1996, 1999a, 1999b), no estudo da criatividade, e Brousseau (1996a, 2008), no estudo das situa es didáticas, integram a a o do sujeito (trabalho do aluno), com o domínio (a situa o didática na matemática) e o campo (a o do professor).This article proposes an articulation between Csikszentmihalyi’s Systems Perspective to the study of creativity and Brousseau’s Theory of Didactical Situations in the field of mathematics. We believe that the articulation of the two theories enables the study of creativity in the process of teaching and learning mathematics as it allows us to understand the action of subjects in learning situations, considering contextual factors. Csikszentmihalyi (1988, 1996, 1999a, 1999b), in the study of creativity, and Brousseau (1996a, 2008), in the study of didactical situations, integrate the subject’s action (the student’s work) with the domain (the didactic situation in mathematics) and the field (the teacher’s action).
Updating Engineering Education in the Southern Cone: Creativity and Innovation  [PDF]
Ricardo L. Armentano
Creative Education (CE) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.326109
Abstract: Most of our secondary school graduates have poor skills in mathematics and sciences. This negative handicap makes them refractory to study engineering or science, thus reaching a minimum of aspirants. The innovation we foresee and wish to promote across our countries will undoubtedly require of the alumni, who possess solid bases to design and create products with an important added value, in order to satisfy demands and exceed the expectations in this era, where technology evolves very fast. Creativity awakens the power of our numbed imagination; it is boldness, adventure, discovering and learning from change. To provoke creativity, few things are as important as the time that is dedicated to the cross-pollination with other fields. Many countries are revising the programs of scientific education and the application of new pedagogic paradigms that tend to revert the downward trend of enrollments. We propose a palliative measure, consisting of an introductory course that strives for the training of students in the Stokes diagram, called Pasteur quadrant, seeking to concentrate the scientific task according to the existent knowledge concepts, in the fact that engineering is the motor of innovation, through increasing and consolidating the creative process, teaching them to think and stimulating their critical mind by means of peer teaching.
E-learning for ungraded schools of Kazakhstan: experience, implementation, and innovation  [PDF]
Kerimbayev Nurassyl,Akramova Aliya,Suleimenova Jarkynbike
Computer Science , 2013,
Abstract: The modernization of the educational process in the ungraded schools of the Republic of Kazakhstan requires the provision of affordable quality education for students in rural areas on information technology, the creation of e-learning. It was important to consider two points: how does e-learning influence the educational process in ungraded schools, and directly on the quality of teaching, and what results can thus be achieved. The significance of the work is also to explore innovative approaches to e-learning system of ungraded schools.
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