Collaborative learning in networked classrooms: a new landscape in higher education

Carter, Margaret Anne, Teoh, Teik Toe, Bhati, Abhishek, and Lundberg, Anita (2014) Collaborative learning in networked classrooms: a new landscape in higher education. In: Proceedings of the 37th HERDSA Annual International Conference (37) pp. 71-82. From: HERDSA 2014: 37th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual International Conference, 7-10 July 2014, Hong Kong.

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Abstract

Transformations in the social and educational context of higher education are happening in response to real world pressures associated with graduate employability and the rapid advances and modernisation in technologies. Networked classrooms offer an innovative solution to this situation by generating technology-enhanced, collaborative learning spaces in conjunction with new and redesigned teaching methods. In line with the advances in technologically-enhanced networked spaces in higher education, James Cook University's offshore campus in Singapore (JCU Singapore) recently remodelled and redesigned one classroom with the ProVEOS Wireless Learning Technology (WLT) system. It is this networked classroom that forms the basis of the research reported in this article. Three hypotheses are examined in this study, they concern: communication, learner satisfaction, and student engagement. Surveys of student participants of networked classrooms demonstrate that communication is fostered, learner satisfaction is reported, and greater student engagement is evident when using the networked classroom.

Item ID: 35665
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-908557-96-7
ISSN: 1441-001X
Keywords: learning spaces, networked classrooms, collaborative learning
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Conference Theme: Research and Development in Higher Education: higher education in a globalized world.

Funders: Industry Grant Singapore
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2015 22:36
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 65%
13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 35%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 25%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 25%
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