Impacts of using creative thinking skills and open data on programming design in a computer-supported collaborative learning environment

Jia Wei Chang, Tzone I. Wang, Ming Che Lee, Chin Yuan Su, Po Chin Chang

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate if a computersupported collaborative brainstorming environment for programming design can promote students' creativity. We developed a web-based learning environment to foster the competence of innovation, one of the essential competencies required for today's software development. The proposed system includes the modules of creative thinking skills and instructional scaffolds that have been known to promote creativity. In this study, we provided an open data that downloaded from local government, the data recorded many attributes of historic sites of Tainan city. Students were asked to propose and implement an innovative application based on the data. The three-part study investigated if: i) students of the experimental group (EG) significantly have better fluency than students of the control group (CG), ii) there is no significant difference in flexibility but the EG still has better flexibility than the CG, and iii) the EG significantly outperforms the CG in originality. Analysis of the divergent thinking phase demonstrated that the proposed system can help students generate creative ideas. However, they may not use their creative ideas to develop innovative software because of their limited coding ability or the feasibility of their ideas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 16th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2016
EditorsJ. Michael Spector, Chin-Chung Tsai, Ronghuai Huang, Paul Resta, Demetrios G Sampson, Kinshuk, Nian-Shing Chen
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages396-400
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467390415
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 28
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2016 - Austin, United States
Duration: 2016 Jul 252016 Jul 28

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 16th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2016

Other

Other16th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2016
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period16-07-2516-07-28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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