el 17(14): e1

Research Article

The ICT enhancing the creativity through collective intelligence

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.26-7-2017.152903,
        author={Jaime Meza and Oswaldo Ortiz and Sonia Roman and Josep M. Monguet and Martha Tomala},
        title={The ICT enhancing the creativity through collective intelligence},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning},
        keywords={emotional intelligence, collective intelligence, innovation, creativity, and ICT},
  • Jaime Meza
    Oswaldo Ortiz
    Sonia Roman
    Josep M. Monguet
    Martha Tomala
    Year: 2017
    The ICT enhancing the creativity through collective intelligence
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.26-7-2017.152903
Jaime Meza1,*, Oswaldo Ortiz2, Sonia Roman2, Josep M. Monguet1, Martha Tomala3
  • 1: Polytechnic University of Catalonia UPC, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2: University of the Armed Forces ESPE, Quito, Ecuador
  • 3: Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito, Quito, Ecuador
*Contact email: jaimemeza1@gmail.com


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) and combines paradigms of swarm creativity and social skills as a means to capture the participants’ emotions.