—As technological advances have revolutionized
almost every aspect of our daily lives, the field of education has
been evolving to optimally address the opportunities and
challenges afforded by these new technologies. Like everything
else, education has migrated online; however, some problems
need to be addressed, such as the high drop rates for online
courses, student disengagement, and course quality.
Furthermore, developing the 21st century skills of critical
thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity requires
that we develop a pedagogy that goes beyond traditional lecture
and information transfer models of the past. This paper will
describe a few of the problems and possible solutions to online
learning and 21st century skills through the use of collaboration
and creativity. Accountability for collaborative and creative
work will also be addressed.
—Accountability, collaboration, creativity,
J. Kutaka-Kennedy is with National University, San Jose, CA 95128 USA
Cite: Joy Kutaka-Kennedy, "A Proposed Model to Increase Creativity, Collaboration and Accountability in the Online Classroom," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 873-876, 2015.