A study of student technological creativity using online problem-solving activities

Yu Shan Chang, Kou Hung Tseng

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of online (web-based) creative problem-solving (CPS) activities on student technological creativity and to examine the characteristics of student creativity in the context of online CPS. A pretest-posttest quasi-experiment was conducted with 107 fourth-grade students in Taiwan. The quantitative analysis revealed that the technological creativity of the online-CPS students was better than that of the traditional group. It was evident that students in the online-CPS groups were better at analytic than at synthetic thinking. Metaphor and analogy were used to produce new ideas most frequently. In addition to generating ideas by themselves, students arrived at solutions by refining and adapting others' thoughts with little discussion or interaction on the web. Consideration of the feasibility of production was the most important factor in the technological creativity of students

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Proceedings
Pages6272-6276
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 16
Event2nd Annual Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Yichang, China
Duration: 2011 Sep 162011 Sep 18

Publication series

Name2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Proceedings

Other

Other2nd Annual Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011
CountryChina
CityYichang
Period11/9/1611/9/18

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Keywords

  • distance education and telelearning
  • distributed learning environments
  • elementary education
  • teaching/learning strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Chang, Y. S., & Tseng, K. H. (2011). A study of student technological creativity using online problem-solving activities. In 2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Proceedings (pp. 6272-6276). [6056950] (2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICECENG.2011.6056950