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The Evolving Electronic Classroom

, Dickinson College, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The Evolving Electronic Classroom: Electronic Classrooms have become increasingly common over the past decade. The combination of data projectors, computers, video playback, and a range of ancillary devices have been found useful in a variety of instructional formats, resulting in pressures for more, and with an important institutional cost impact. Simultaneously, faculty recognize that the configuration of 'smart' rooms has a powerful influence on the conduct of instruction. A desire to facilitate collaborative/constructivist learning in such spaces has led Dickinson College and this researcher to devise new models for physical learning spaces, while simultaneously trimming the costs of creating them. This paper presents our developing 'Smart3' (3rd generation) classroom designs, including seminar, mid-sized, and larger spaces. Their rationale, underlying research, and the technological and physical features of these spaces are presented.


Cavenagh, R. (2002). The Evolving Electronic Classroom. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 261-262). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 13, 2019 from .