Collaboratively Evaluating and Deploying Smart Technology in Classrooms (The McMaster University Model)
Barton Strong, David Kidney, McMaster University, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper will outline the process and outcomes of a pedagogical, needs based approach to evaluating and deploying new technology in renovated classrooms at McMaster University. The presentation will show how academic criteria can be applied to the development of smart classrooms that meet the needs of faculty and students. A smart, customized podium designed in complete consultation with faculty will be followed through in its development over a two year period. The process included consultation, satisfaction/needs surveys, prototype development and user evaluations prior to final deployment. Photos of prototypes and final models, copies of survey forms and faculty questionnaires will be shared with the participants along with the results of feedback from users. Observations and conclusions will be drawn regarding the effectiveness of collaboration between faculty, students, administration and staff in the development and deployment of classroom technology.
Strong, B. & Kidney, D. (2004). Collaboratively Evaluating and Deploying Smart Technology in Classrooms (The McMaster University Model). In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 175-179). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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