A study was conducted for creating digital classrooms to support students to learn subject knowledge and develop information literacy competency as well as critical thinking skills. A total of 144 students in four Secondary 1 classes in a secondary school in Hong Kong were invited to participate in the study. In the 12 trial lessons, every three students shared a Tablet PC for learning the topic “Air Pollution Problems in Hong Kong” in the Integrated Humanities subject. After the trial teaching, the students and teachers were interviewed about their perception of the support from the designed digital classrooms. The study found that the students and teachers positively perceived the support from the designed digital classrooms on developing subject knowledge, information literacy competency and critical thinking skills. Three recommendations are made for enhancing the pedagogical designs in digital classrooms that emphasize the use of mobile technology. Copyright © 2012 Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2012|
|Editors||Gautam BISWAS, Lung-Hsiang WONG, Tsukasa HIRASHIMA, Wenli CHEN|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Publisher||National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
CitationKong, S. C. (2012). Digital classrooms for developing subject knowledge, information literacy and twenty-first century skills. In G. Biswas, L.-H. Wong, T. Hirashima, & W. Chen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2012 (pp. 752-756). Singapore: National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.
- Critical thinking skills
- Information literacy
- Integrated humanities
- Digital classroom
- Secondary school