Category: Future Classrooms


Digital Tablets: A Trojan Virus for ICT in Education?

ICT, like classical PC, has not really invaded education because their use is a work overload for the teacher. It requires several disruptions that he must manage: breaks in time, place and pedagogy. Tablets avoid all these disruptions. As they are constantly in the classroom, teacher can use them when he wants. He should not


Assessing the Applicability of 3d Hologram Technology as an Enhanced Technology for the Distance Learning

Distance learning has provided an excellent platform for students in geographically remote locations while enabling them to learn at their own pace and convenience. A number of technologies are currently being utilized to conceptualize, design, enhance and foster distance learning. Teleconferences, electronic field trips, podcasts, webinars, video conferencing and online courses are among such technologies


The Paperless Classroom

This presentation will discuss the implementation of the paperless classroom in the context of an IELTS class at a university in the United Arab Emirates. The advantages and disadvantages of the paperless classroom will be explored by focusing on different forms of technology covering: smart boards, iPads, overhead projectors and desktop computers. The implementation of


An Immersive, Interactive and Augmented Classroom: A Proof-of-Concept

The use of mobile technology has individualized education and even when there is a sense of a connected learning community, the classroom itself remains a passive space whose only function is to contain students, faculty and furnishing. This paper introduces a proof-of-concept system that combines Motion Sensing Input Devices, Projected Visualizations and Immersive Interfaces with


Student Perceptions of Using Blended Learning in Secondary Science

Australian school student participation in senior science subjects has declined over the past 20 years. A recent report from the Australian Government, Office of the Chief Scientist, highlighted the pedagogical approach of Australian science teachers as an area of concern. Several researchers have suggested the pedagogical approach of blended learning improved student engagement. This study


Hybrid Teaching Approach: A Strategy for Enhancing Mastery of Knowledge and Practical Skills in Students of Vocational and Technical Education

This study was aimed at investigating an effective strategy that will enhance mastery of knowledge and practical skills in teaching and learning. The study was carried out at Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola, Adamawa State Nigeria. The sample population were drawn from three hundred level undergraduate students of Technology Education (TE) and Vocational education


Active Learning Spaces in Schools and Higher Education

In today’s world, globalization, technological and demographic changes make necessary and essential lifelong learning, while it is cooperative, global and universal. To achieve this challenge, is strongly required that schools and universities radically transform their educational systems and meet the demands to acquire the twenty-first century competencies. However, this can not be achieved without the