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Author Coppola, J.F. ♦ Thomas, B.A.
Sponsorship IEEE Educ. Soc. ♦ IEEE Comput. Soc. ♦ American Soc. Eng. Educ. (Educ. Res. & Methods Div.)
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2002
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Educational institutions ♦ Instruments ♦ Information systems ♦ Control systems ♦ Testing ♦ Educational technology ♦ Teamwork ♦ Technology management ♦ Computer science education ♦ Ergonomics
Abstract The number of electronic classrooms in schools has rapidly increased. Often rooms are converted with lack of planning and limited funding to support multiple disciplines and learning styles. Little evidence exists of how technology in the classroom can affect higher order learning skills on the adult learner. In this work-in-progress, preliminary results of the integration of a smart e-classroom with various technologies assessed with a validated critical thinking instrument in two sections of an introductory graduate information systems course are discussed. The electronic classroom contained a computer-controlled system integrated in a room designed with strict attention given to ergonomics and environmental conditions. Students in both sections of a course taught by the same instructor were tested for critical thinking skills at the beginning and end of a 14-week semester utilizing the exact syllabi. Preliminary results show that technology had a positive effect on the acquisition of skills.
Description Author affiliation: Inf. Technol. & Sch. of Comput. Sci. & Inf. Syst., Pace Univ., Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA (Coppola, J.F.)
ISBN 0780374444
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2002-11-06
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 91.60 kB


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library