The Influence of ICT on Creativity: Impact, Attitude and Perception
Keywords:ICT, Creativity, Design, Education, Impact, Perception
Art educators and the stakeholders in allied industries have expressed concern about the deficiency of creativity among art and design students in the classroom. Considering such circumstances, many design students in the tertiary institutions are finding it difficult to apply the techniques of ICT into meaningful and accomplished learning and creative activities. In light of this, the study seeks to explore the influence of ICT on creativity. The aim of this study therefore is to evaluate the impact, perception and attitude of students towards the use of ICT on creativity. The study design employed a qualitative research approach where, based on purposive sampling method, students pursuing the Communication Design programme, were selected for the study. This was because students in this programme were often involved in using ICT to develop creative designs. Simple random sampling was employed to administer questionnaire to 150 students from the four-year groups in the Department of Communication design who had taken part in deign projects and assignments one way or the other. The results from the study indicated that majority of students had no much idea about the use of ICT on creativity. It is recommended that learners can improve upon the knowledge and skills in creativity only if they change their perception and attitude towards the use of ICT.