Title: Designing a suitable learning technology for an authentic science classroom: reflection from WISE and smart classrooms

Authors: Huiying Cai; James D. Slotta; Xiaoqing Gu

Addresses: Jiangnan University, 1800 Lihu Ave, Binhu, Wuxi, 214122, China ' Boston College, 54 Old Colony Road, Newton, Massachusetts 02467, USA ' East China Normal University, 3663 Zhongshan Road North, Shanghai, 200062, China

Abstract: Different emerging learning technologies provide new insights into the utility of educational applications. However, their proper integration for collaborative problem solving in authentic science classrooms remains a complex challenge for researchers and stakeholders. This paper presents an in-depth analysis of two systematic works on design learning technologies for authentic science classrooms. The first study concerns the web-based inquiry science environment (WISE) research team from the University of California Berkeley, and the second involves the smart classroom research team from the University of Toronto. Such in-depth analyses will further enhance our understanding of the role of technology in the classroom context and offer a systematic reflection on designing suitable learning technologies for authentic science classrooms.

Keywords: design learning technology; WISE; smart classroom; script approach; science education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSMARTTL.2019.097946

International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning, 2019 Vol.1 No.2, pp.107 - 121

Received: 13 Sep 2015
Accepted: 02 Aug 2016

Published online: 25 Feb 2019 *

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