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Shaping the Intelligent Classroom of the Future

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Abstract

This paper explores the general concept of the classroom of the future from a technological perspective, and proposes a set of indicative key facilities that such an environment should incorporate. Over the years, there has been an abundance of related research work aiming to build a “smarter” classroom, initially incorporating distance learning, educational games, and intelligent tutoring systems. More recently, many approaches have revolved around the advancements in the domains of Ambient Intelligence and Internet of Things, resulting in the enhancement of the traditional classroom equipment and furniture with processing power and interaction capabilities (e.g. intelligent desk, smart whiteboard) and the integration of emerging solutions in teaching and learning methods (e.g. AR, VR). The proposed intelligent classroom though is a holistic approach towards a student-centric educational ecosystem, which will incorporate state-of-the-art technologies to support (among others) alternative pedagogies, learning through immersive hands-on experiences and collaboration via flexible class layouts. To that end, this paper reports the various ambient facilities of the classroom and the accompanying software, while a prototype of this environment is currently under development in the AmI Facility of FORTH-ICS.

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  • Intelligent Classroom
  • Smart Classroom
  • Ambient Intelligence

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This work is supported by the FORTH-ICS internal RTD Program “Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments”. Moreover, the authors would like to thank Emmanouil Apostolakis, Antonis Chatziantoniou, Antonis Dimopoulos, Thodoris Evdaimon, Spiros Paparoulis, Nikolaos Stivaktakis, Emmanouil Stamatakis and Emmanouil Zidianakis for their valuable contribution.

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Korozi, M. et al. (2019). Shaping the Intelligent Classroom of the Future. In: Stephanidis, C., Antona, M. (eds) HCI International 2019 – Late Breaking Posters. HCII 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1088. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30712-7_27

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