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    • ITC and Creativity Network (ICreaNet) Workshop , Creativity, ICT & culture Gila Kurtz (Ph.D.) The Center for Academic Studies, Israel University of Maryland University College, USA
    • Outline
      • Creativity in the educational context
      • Israel as a multi-culture society
      • Creativity in Israel educational context
      • Developing creativity and creative skills
      • E-learning definition
      • I wish that…
    • Creativity in educational context
      • A product or process that shows a balance of originality and value. It is a skill, an ability to make unforeseen connections and to generate new and appropriate ideas.
      • Creative learning is therefore any learning which involves understanding and new awareness, which focuses on thinking skills.
      • Innovation is the application of such a process or product in order to benefit the educational process.
      • Innovative teaching is the process leading to creative learning, the implementation of new methods, tools and contents which could benefit learners and their creative potential.
      • (Based on: http://ftp.jrc.es/EURdoc/JRC52374_TN.pdf )
    • Online technologies …
      • … can foster creativity in the educational context using innovation ways of teaching
      • Web 2.0 technologies provide means for creativity like critical thinking & higher order thinking skills (McLoughlin & Mynard, 2009)
    • Israel as a multi-culture society
      • In 2010, Israel's population was estimated 7.6 million.
      • 70% of the children are Jews and some 24% of the children are Muslim Arabs. The rest of the child population includes Christians Arabs, Druze and 2% who are registered as having no religion (Ben Arieh et al., 2003).
    • The Jews in Israel
      • 16% of the Jewish child population includes Jews that came to Israel after January 1, 1990, mostly from the former USSR and Ethiopia.
      • About 10% of the Jewish children are Ultra-Orthodox
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHbCC8CH6VY
    • E-learning definition
      • Source:
      • Anderson, 2009
    • Developing creativity and creative skills….
    • Developing creativity and creative skills for online learning
      • At the stage for a list of competencies required for effective online learning
      • Blogs - http://www.delicious.com/gkurtz/%D7%91%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%92%D7%99%D7%9D2
    • I wish that…
      • We had a clear vision, awareness and understanding of what are the outcomes