Technology will be a barrier to creativity until its potential is exploited. The more we use the capabilities of technology, the more creative we become. When we look at a screen, cell phone, tablet or computer, we need to see it as a medium for creative expression.
Research has shown that everyone is born with creative powers, some are creatively active and some are creatively inactive. The creative potential in our lives is enormous and we need to bring it to the surface. A question that comes to mind most often is, how to do it? In this age of technology, it’s much easier to keep creativity intact and free-flowing.
Restricted education systems prevent students from thinking creatively leading to assembly line workers rather than intellectually creative individuals. To address this situation, the current need is to bring creativity back into the classroom and use technology to enhance it.
With technology’s ability to transcend space and time, students have more opportunities to produce creative assignments and projects in an instant. As higher education institutions encourage the use of technology in the classroom, many educators support students’ creative minds. Many universities have turned to ICT (Information Communication Technology) to combine technology and creativity for their students.
Creativity, Technology and Students
Technology has given engineering students the opportunity to be creative and innovative. The robot-like flow has given students to play around and create something more human. For these students use of technology and creativity is being career ready.
For media students, lecturers provide more opportunities and freedom to create and design assignments. The animation and gaming industry is driven by technology and creativity. Students in this industry rely on technology and programming to create new games and innovative solutions in everyday life. In the media industry, technology is creatively used to bring news, views and events to different platforms. Creativity and technology are inseparable in the film, animation, and media industries.
Newage’s social media also encourages creativity among Gen X students. On platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and Tumblr, students create globally accessible resources and information with the help of technology and creativity. Students can collaborate with like-minded people around the world and engage in online discussions on various topics and produce creative results.
As we enter the new millennium, students are using technology to develop creativity inside and outside the classroom. It’s like using both sides of our brain to advance technology to enhance our creativity.