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Board # 37 : Work in Progress: Influence of Cognitive Concept Connection, Personal Motivations, and Personal Characteristics when Assessing Creativity

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Columbus, Ohio

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June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

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Work-in-Progress Posters: Computers in Education Division Poster Session

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Computers in Education

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Ting-Ting Wu National Yunlin University of Science and Technology

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Ting-Ting Wu is currently an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Technological and Vocational Education at National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. She received her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Engineering Science at National Cheng Kung University. She received the MS degree in Information and Learning Technology from National University of Tainan. Her research interests include mobile and ubiquitous learning, information technology-applied instructions and intelligent learning systems.

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Yueh-Min Ray Huang National Cheng-Kung University

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Dr. Yueh-Min Huang received his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona, respectively. He is currently a chair professor of the Department of Engineering Science and associate dean of Engineering College at National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan. His research interests include e-Learning, embedded systems and artificial intelligence. He has co-edited 3 books published by Springer Verlag and has published over 250 refereed journal papers. His works have received over 5000 Google citations in recent 5 years. Dr. Huang has received many research awards, including best paper awards, such as GCCCE2013 and national competition prizes, such as the first prize of ARM Code-O-Rama 2012. He is also a winner of the distinguished research award of the National Science Council, Taiwan in 2010 and 2013, respectively. Dr. Huang is in the editorial board of several SSCI- and SCI-indexed journals such as Interactive Learning Environments and Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. He was the technical program chair of International Conference on Web-based Learning (2013) and the general chair of AECT International Conference on the Frontier in e-Learning Research 2013 (ICFER) and the e-Learning Forum Asia 2014. Dr. Huang became a Fellow of British Computer Society (FBCS) in 2011 and a senior member of the IEEE.

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Industry now requires interdisciplinary and creative thinking skills because of a paradigm shift in target markets. Therefore, modern engineering education should focus on developing students' innovative thinking for solving engineering problems and design courses to foster students' creativity, critical thinking, and ability to transfer their skills. This study employed the widely used Moodle learning platform for courses on computer science and engineering. Appropriate guidance from the platform regarding the different objectives of five project stages enabled group members to communicate, exchange, and interact, and the students gradually developed their thinking from divergent to convergent. Through deep analysis of the students’ learning portfolios, the effects of cognitive concepts, personal motivations, and personal characteristics on creativity were investigated. Moreover, this study further explored three issues regarding the differences between highly and lowly creative students so that teachers could employ appropriate teaching resources or assistance. The findings of this study can help teachers provide timely guidance and responses to students. Fostering students' creative thinking and unleashing their imagination thus develops their capacity for innovation, which is now essential in engineering education.

Wu, T., & Huang, Y. R. (2017, June), Board # 37 : Work in Progress: Influence of Cognitive Concept Connection, Personal Motivations, and Personal Characteristics when Assessing Creativity Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--27841

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