Abstract—Lack of creativity has caused a growing number of graduates to be unemployed in most developing and underdeveloped countries. Institutions have faced problems in enhancing creativity as well as assessing creativity quickly to initiate remedial programs. Most creativity measures require tedious assessment procedures and are time-consuming. A web-based assessment system will facilitate assessment anywhere with Internet connection. This research reports an intelligent web-based Creativity Assessment System (CAS) which provides instant feedback and information for further intervention in enhancing creativity and employability. It measures three most common dimensions of creativity vital for global competitiveness. They are Originality, Fluency and Flexibility. The validity of CAS was tested using university undergraduates. Scores were also hand-scored based on the manual to obtain the actual Fluency, Flexibility and Originality scores. Both sets of scores were correlated for each component to obtain the reliability indices and compared statistically using t-tests. The results show that CAS is a highly reliable and valid measure of these three components. CAS can help educators and curriculum planners design activities and content that will enhance students’ creativity and subsequently their global competitiveness.
Index Terms—Creativity assessment system, fluency, flexibility, originality.
Ananda Kumar Palaniappan is with the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Ananda Kumar Palaniappan, "Web-based Creativity Assessment System," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 255-258, 2012.