Technology will be an obstacle to creativity as long as its potential is not realized. The more we use the possibilities of technology, the more creative we become. When we see a screen, mobile phone, tablet or computer, we must see it as a medium of creative expression.
Research has shown that everyone is born with creative power, some are creatively active, and others keep creativity dormant. The creative potential in our lives is huge and we must bring it to the fore. The question that comes to mind most often is: how to do it? In the age of technology, it’s much easier to keep your creativity intact and fluid.
The limited education system prevents students from thinking creatively leading to assembly line workers rather than intellectually creative individuals. To resolve this, it takes an hour to bring creativity back to classrooms and use technology to make it stronger.
With the ability of technology to cross time and space, students have more opportunities to create creative assignments and projects in no time. As universities encourage the use of technology in the classroom, many teachers support the creative minds of students. Many universities are turning to ICT (Information Communication Technology) to connect technology and creativity for their students.
Creativity, Technology and Students
Technology has given engineering students a chance to be creative and innovative. Streams like robotics have given students the opportunity to have fun and create something more human. For those students who use technology and creativity, they are preparing for a career.
For media students, professors 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 for their daily lives. In the media industry, technology is used creatively to convey news, views and events across a variety of platforms. Creativity and technology are inseparable when it comes to film, animation and the media industry.
New social media also encourages creativity amongst Generation x learners. On platforms such as YouTube, Instagram and Tumblr, students create resources and information that can be accessed around the world through technology and creativity. Students can engage with like-minded people around the world and engage in online discussions on a variety of topics and come out with creative results.
As students enter the new millennium, students are using technology to develop creativity in and out of the classroom. It’s like using both sides of our brain to develop technology to increase our creativity.