In the second decade of the 21st century, we see the proliferation of cloud computing, Internet of Things/People, and big data/analytics, and the rejuvenation of Artificial Intelligence, robotics, virtual realities and augmented realities, etc., which have triggered the trends of building smart nations, smart cities, smart offices and smart homes all over the world. Such a trend has also shown its influence in the learning technology field where scholars and developers have begun to adapt and synthesize such state-of-the-art technologies to construct smart learning environments and tools. Notwithstanding, it is the time for us to take a step back and reflect upon - in the era where even intelligent robots could sit in high-stakes examinations and "perform better" than most of the human students, what kind of smart students and smart citizens do we really need and want to foster? What kinds of smart learning environments do that we need to develop to achieve the stated aim? What are the underpinning educational principles that the designers of such environments should adopt? This panel aims to bring together scholars who have worked in specific learning technologies or technology-aided pedagogies to co-identify the human-oriented (rather than technology-driven) objectives of the "smart learning" wave, and to possibly re-look or even re-define the notion of "smart learning". Copyright © 2018 Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computers in Education
|Jie Chi YANG, Maiga CHANG, Lung-Hsiang WONG, Ma. Mercedes T. RODRIGO
|Place of Publication
|Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
|Published - Nov 2018
CitationLooi, C.-K., Wong, L.-H., Biswas, G., Du Boulay, B., Hoppe, H.U., & Mizoguchi, R. (2018). “Smartness of technology” or “smartness of learners”: Is it a zero-sum game? Or can we have both? In J. C. Yang, M. Chang, L.-H. Wong, & M. M. T. Rodrigo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computers in Education (pp. i36-i42). Taiwan: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
- Learning technology landscape
- Smart learning
- Educational principles