Innovation capacities and expanding learning opportunities of young students by letting them exploit their intellectual capital and learn through creative expression, generate new ideas and creative solutions in real-life innovation with experts, was the focus of the OpenInn European projet (OpenInn website, 2010).
OpenInn is not only an online social networking site but a knowledge-base and guide as well for facilitators on assessing and fostering creativity - it hosts the Knowledge Generating House and the e-Assessment Model.
OpenInn serves as a new pedagogical and organizational model for communities and individuals to explore their innovative potentials by the use of ICT-tools proceeding the strengthening of their self-esteem. The results contain the Knowledge Generating House that is a site enhancing innovation on a social networking basis designed. The e-Assessment Model is an e-learning material, a comprehensive pedagogical background that can be applied also as a guide for using the Knowledge Generating House for lifelong learning and innovation purposes.
Creative solutions require a different evaluation system and a new pedagogical concept with innovative didactics.
The consortium created the ‘Knowledge Generating House’ as an innovative social network for exploring creative potentials. Users could use the platform looking for ideas expressed by others and by exploiting their own inner potentials as well.
The results are on the OpenInn portal in 9 languages (ENG,DE,SK,PT,IT,HU,ES,DA,BG).
Keywords: creativity, innovation, social networking
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