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The Application of Multi-dimensional Learning Portfolios for Exploring the Creativity Learning Behavior in Engineering Education

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

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June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016





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Technology-Related Educational Research

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Computers in Education

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Ting-Ting Wu Graduate School of Technological and Vocational Education, 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 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 distinguished 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 200 refereed journal papers. His works have received over 4500 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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Rustam Shadiev Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University

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Dr. Rustam Shadiev is the postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. His research interests include learning and instruction in online synchronous learning environment, human-computer interaction for collaboration, and speech to text recognition (STR) technology for learning.

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The main objective of engineering education is to cultivate students to possess capabilities demanded by industries. However, the demanded skills by industries largely falls into interdisciplinary experiences with creative thinking capability due to emerging competitive markets. Therefore, today’s engineering education should design some appropriate curricula to inspire students' critical thinking so as to foster their creativity in order to solve today’s sophisticated engineering problems. To achieve the purpose, based on creativity development theory, this study intends to design and develop the learning portfolio items constructed in the backend of a learning system according to learning objectives and teaching strategies of engineering project course. In the learning platform, by following the instructor's planning and guidance, students’ behaviors in their learning activities were recorded in the backend database. Those attributes, such as frequency, sequence, and association of learning behavior would be effectively identified through a structured arrangement and statistical analysis to discover those key activities in inspiring the students' creativity along with the creativity assessment results. According to the findings of this study, high creativity learners proceeded with active exploration more frequently in learning so as to independent thinking, resulting in better problem solving skills than lower creativity learners. As for the cognitive level, the high creativity learners frequently demonstrated their superiority in the problem analysis, and synthesis during the learning activity.

Wu, T., & Huang, Y. R., & Shadiev, R. (2016, June), The Application of Multi-dimensional Learning Portfolios for Exploring the Creativity Learning Behavior in Engineering Education Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.27355

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