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The “Smart Classroom”: What about instructors’ perceptions? PROCEEDINGS

, , , Middle East Technical University, Turkey

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This study investigated how ten selected instructors from the Middle East Technical University perceive teaching in smart classroom. Instructors who experienced teaching in smart classroom for a seminar or lecture were interviewed using structured interview. One of the interviewees had no teaching experience in smart classroom, but took part in most of the seminars conducted in smart classrooms as a coordinator. Therefore he was also interviewed in order to get a non-academic view on the functioning and process of smart classroom. All of the interviews focused on the respondents' perceptions towards smart classroom in terms of features, technical support, differences in classroom management and instructional materials compared to a conventional classroom, the technical and pedagogical skills needed by instructors, course appropriateness and willingness to teach in smart classroom.


Akyol, Z., Simsek, H. & Ozden, M.Y. (2007). The “Smart Classroom”: What about instructors’ perceptions?. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1317-1325). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).