A Revolutionary Method of Assessing Creativity Through the Use of an Interactive Computer-based Assessment Instrument.
Ronald Zellner, Luana Zellner, SungAe Yoo, Texas A&M University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Most research on instructional technologies focus just on the instructional resources, but much can be gained through the study of ancillary aspects such as the learner’s creativity ability. The more we know about the nature of the learner the better we can adapt instructional resources and techniques. There is no one definition of creativity. This presentation presents a dynamic computer-based means for assessing creativity focused not only on the product resulting from the individual’s efforts, but the process that was engaged in during its production. The instrument unobtrusively monitors the individual’s responses, recording spatial & temporal elements and the final products themselves. The computer format provides accurate time signatures on all events for measures of patterns and latencies. Local and Internet-based storage of the dataset enhances the applicability. The resources are cross-platform applications that will be adapted for web-based administration.
Zellner, R., Zellner, L. & Yoo, S. (2009). A Revolutionary Method of Assessing Creativity Through the Use of an Interactive Computer-based Assessment Instrument. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 289-294). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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