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ERIC Number: EJ1102152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-0559
Creativity and Learning in the Virtual Sphere: Perspectives from Doctoral Students
Mulvihill, Thalia M.; Swaminathan, Raji
Journal of Educational Technology, v9 n3 p41-48 Oct-Dec 2012
The purpose of this article is to analyze the perspectives of doctoral students on creativity and learning in the virtual environment. The researchers investigated the following central research question: to what extent is creative thinking fostered in virtual environments? In addition, the paper also examined how creativity is practiced in virtual environments. The paper will share the results of a 10 item anonymous survey distributed to doctoral students and doctoral faculty regarding their experiences with virtual learning environments and their creative thinking activities. Descriptive statistics and open coding were used to analyze the survey results and to make recommendations for innovative doctoral-level virtual pedagogies meant to build and enhance creative thinking. The results provide educators with further insights about how to structure learning environments with a view toward fostering creativity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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