A mindtool-based collaborative learning approach to enhancing students' innovative performance in management courses

Authors

  • Chih-Hsiang Wu Department of Information and Learning Technology, National University of Tainan
  • Gwo-Jen Hwang Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, 43, Sec.4, Keelung Rd., Taipei, 106, Taiwan
  • Fan-Ray Kuo Department of Information and Communication, Southern Taiwan University
  • Iwen Huang Department of Information and Learning Technology, National University of Tainan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.163

Keywords:

Mindtools, Mind mapping, Mobile learning, Collaborative learning

Abstract

Educators have indicated that creative teaching is the most important educational activity; nevertheless, most existing education systems fail to engage students in effective creative tasks. To address this issue, this study proposes a mind map based collaborative learning approach for supporting creative learning activities and enhancing students' innovative performance. An experiment has been conducted on a university management course to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed method. The experimental results show that the proposed approach significantly enhanced the students' innovative performance in a project-based learning task. Such a finding not only provides evidence of the cultivability of innovative thinking, but also good references for those researchers who are interested in conducting creative learning activities.

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Author Biographies

Chih-Hsiang Wu, Department of Information and Learning Technology, National University of Tainan

Chih-Hsiang Wu, PhD Student

Department of Information and Learning Technology, National University of Tainan.

33, Sec. 2, Shu-Lin St. Tainan, 700, Taiwan

E-mail: paulwu.mail@gmail.com

Gwo-Jen Hwang, Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, 43, Sec.4, Keelung Rd., Taipei, 106, Taiwan

Gwo-Jen Hwang, Chair Professor

Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.

43, Sec.4, Keelung Rd., Taipei, 106, Taiwan

E-mail: gjhwang.academic@gmail.com

Fan-Ray Kuo, Department of Information and Communication, Southern Taiwan University

Fan-Ray Kuo, Assistant Professor

Department of Information and Communication, Southern Taiwan University.

1, Nan-Tai St. Tainan, 710, Taiwan

E-mail: revonkuo@gmail.com

Iwen Huang, Department of Information and Learning Technology, National University of Tainan

Iwen Huang, Associate Professor

Department of Information and Learning Technology, National University of Tainan.

33, Sec. 2, Shu-Lin St. Tainan, 700, Taiwan

E-mail: paulwu.mail@gmail.com

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Published

2013-02-28

How to Cite

Wu, C.-H., Hwang, G.-J., Kuo, F.-R., & Huang, I. (2013). A mindtool-based collaborative learning approach to enhancing students’ innovative performance in management courses. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 29(1). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.163

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