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Learning Environment Using Smart Phones AbstractThis paper discusses about the new learning environment which allows the students to use theirsmartphones and engage them in active learning process. Smartphone became an integral part of students’life. Students using the smartphone for school related work will continue to grow in future. Traditionallecture is one of the styles which is widely used for teaching construction engineering and management(CEM) courses. Traditional lecture mode teaching include less interaction and less personalized contacttime between students and instructors. Through this teaching style, students who miss class or who needextra review get left behind. In addition to these, one of the new challenges the instructors face withsmartphone savvy students is to engage and involve them in active learning process. The differences inteaching and learning styles result in problems such as disengagement of students and loss of learningaptitude. A learning environment which encourages the students to use their smartphones for activelearning is needed. This type of learning environment can be accomplished by using World Wide Weband Quick Response (QR) code technology. This new teaching style encourages usage of smart phones inthe classroom. This increases students’ engagement and also helps them to focus on learning. Thisfacilitates more interaction and personalized contact time between students and instructors. It alsoencourages students to take more responsibility for their own learning process. Since the entire coursecontents are posted on web, students who miss class or who need extra review do not get left behind. Itprovides dynamic learning environment by synchronizing with the user input. This paper discusses aboutthe different components of the new learning environment framework. It also discusses the steps involvedin the deployment of the framework for development of prototype smart lab and its usability results.
Meadati, P., & Juneja, P. (2015, June), Learning Environment Using Smart Phones Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24401
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