Smart Classrooms/Technology for Higher Education

During the search for benefits of smart technology in the classroom, there were many results that either spoke of K-12, Chinese schools, or were more focused on theoretical possibilities. Because of this, some articles that focused on smart technology in K-12 classrooms were included. Many of the themes in these articles aligned with the themes that spoke on smart technology in college classrooms and on college campuses, so there is some confidence that the information from the K-12 articles will suffice. Five publications that discuss the benefits of smart technology can be found below.

Smart Campus: The Next-Generation Connected Campus


  • Author: dotmagazine
  • In an interview with Rich Nedwich, Global Director of Education at Ruckus Networks, says that Smart Campus technologies can help students learn in a much different way as colleges collect data from a variety of places through the Internet of Things.
  • Smart technology in higher learning will enable Smart Living, Smart Learning, and Smart Safety & Security.

Developing a smart classroom infrastructure to support real‑time student collaboration and inquiry: a 4‑year design study

  • Author: Mike Tissenbaum and James D. Slotta (Instructional Science)
  • This study set out to determine the effectiveness of a smart classroom. They looked at how large displays help communication, the role of real-time communication between students, how intelligent software enacted real-time logic, how cross-platform learning was supported, and the orchestration of environments, inquiry roles, and materials.
  • One important finding was that when students used shared displays in a group, they showed higher gains of correct answers (50% to 81.25%) compared to the students who used laptops by themselves (60.38% to 69.23%).

How Smart Class Technology is Benefiting Education Sector

Are ‘Smart’ Classrooms the Future?

  • Author: Indiana University in Campus Technology
  • In order to plan for the implementation of smart classrooms on the Indiana University campus, a group of experts from the school and companies like Google and Sony helped visualize the techniques that would be needed to make this program successful.
  • During their tests, they found that screenless and biometric technology will play an important part and the entire classroom will be a space for student activity and brainstorming. These techniques were predicted to enhance the learning experience for the student.
Glenn is the Lead Operations Research Analyst at The Digital Momentum with experience in research, statistical data analysis and interview techniques. A holder of degree in Economics. A true specialist in quantitative and qualitative research.

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