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ERIC Number: ED561903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Creativity in the Era of Social Networking: A Case Study at Tertiary Education in the Greek Context
Theodotou, Evgenia; Papastathopoulos, Avraam
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Conference on Advanced in Intelligent Systems and Computing (1st, Beni Suef University, Egypt, Nov 28-30, 2015)
This paper investigates the utilization of a social network tool in order to promote creativity in higher education. Buddypress was selected as a social network tool and de Bono's "6 thinking hats" as a creativity strategy. The participants were 17 undergraduate students from a case study in a University in Greece in the field of social sciences. Creativity was defined by Torrance & Ball's [25] factors and the results were analyzed using authentic assessment and a questionnaire. The findings show that the research process was beneficial to students' creativity and that social network tools can be utilized successfully with such a focus. These findings should be treated carefully in terms of generalizing them, as they were derived from a case study. This research could be useful to educators and researchers as a pioneering approach in all levels of education. [This paper was published in "Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing" v407 p141-149 Nov 2015 (ISBN 978-3-319-26688-6 print, 978-3-319-26690-9 online).]
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece