E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training. Third International Conference, eLEOT 2016, Dublin, Ireland, August 31 – September 2, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

CIR: Fostering Collective Creativity

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-49625-2_18,
        author={Jaime Meza and Oswaldo Ortiz and M\^{o}nica Vaca-Cardenas and Sonia Roman and Josep Monguet},
        title={CIR: Fostering Collective Creativity},
        proceedings={E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training. Third International Conference, eLEOT 2016, Dublin, Ireland, August 31 -- September 2, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ELEOT},
        year={2017},
        month={1},
        keywords={Emotional intelligence Collective intelligence Innovation Creativity ICT},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-49625-2_18}
    }
    
  • Jaime Meza
    Oswaldo Ortiz
    Mónica Vaca-Cardenas
    Sonia Roman
    Josep Monguet
    Year: 2017
    CIR: Fostering Collective Creativity
    ELEOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49625-2_18
Jaime Meza1,*, Oswaldo Ortiz2,*, Mónica Vaca-Cardenas3,*, Sonia Roman2,*, Josep Monguet1,*
  • 1: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • 2: Universidad de Las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE
  • 3: Kansas State University
*Contact email: jaime.meza@estudiant.upc.edu, ojortiz@espe.edu.ec, monivcec@ksu.edu, sdroman@espe.edu.ec, jm.monguet@gmail.com

Abstract

Nowadays, society and organizations face an accelerated innovation that requires of professionals with new skills and attitudes, especially those related to collective creativity. However, educational environments are slowly integrating emerging paradigms limiting the contribution to the development of key skills related to innovation. Multiple investigations claim that teachers have conservative attitudes toward collaborative schemes, while employers generally recognize the effectiveness of creativity at work. Management of ideas is the core of creativity in innovation processes in the industry and in production and service management. This depends largely on the collective work and individual social skills, as well as on the capabilities that information technology and communication ICT provide. This article presents a process of collective ideas refinement CIR. This process combines paradigms of swarm creativity and social skills as a means to capture the participants’ emotions and evaluate the acceptability of ideas. We believe that it is necessary to use new forms of teaching and learning based on swarm creativity paradigms, on individual social skills, and on the use of ICT. Therefore, CIR is a tool that could become an effective way to encourage creativity in individuals.