Smart learning for the next generation education environment

Jason Ng, Dymitr Ruta, Ahmad Al Rubaie, Di Wang, Leigh Powell, Benjamin Hirsch, Liu Ming, Cen Ling, Ahmed Al Dhanhani

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Abstract

The global educational landscape is changing due to the advancement of technologies and services, some have termed it as the 'climate change' in education. The students of today engage with the learning environment differently from the students of yesterday. The traditional landscape is often perceived as 'formal', 'passive', 'direct', and 'push' learning environment designed largely for the knowledge consumers, and the modern landscape is often perceived as 'informal', 'active', 'collaborative', 'social', and 'pull' learning environment designed not only for the knowledge consumers but also for the knowledge creators. This paradigm shift in education is imminent and has gathered a lot of interests in the recent years to create and/or adapt the education environment for the 21st century. To facilitate this impending modern landscape, this paper would introduce a new radical construct, termed as self-organized and/or purposely-organized peer-to-peer learning, and its impacts towards both the formal and informal learning environment. An overview of some of the solutions, that have been developed under the holistic intelligent campus (iCampus) initiative, would also be delineated so as to address such aspectual issues and challenges pertaining to the next generation smart learning environment.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2014
EditorsVic Callaghan, Liping Shen, Simon Egerton, Ruimin Shen, Jianbo Su, Juan Carlos Augusto, Minjuan Wang, Minjuan Wang, Tongzhen Zhang
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages333-340
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781479929474
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Sep 2014
Event10th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2014 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 30 Jun 20144 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2014

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2014
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period30/06/144/07/14

Keywords

  • Formal & Informal Education Environment
  • iCampus
  • Peer-to-Peer Learning
  • Smart Learning

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