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Bucharest, 14th - 15th of June 2013, Education Congress

Friday, June 14, 2013

How students will learn in the future

A simulation for the "Classroom of the future" was presented within the Education Congress

Technology plays a very important role in students’ lives, being an integrated part of their daily, usual activities. Nevertheless, most of the education systems worldwide have yet to take full advantage of the huge opportunities provided by IT&C in the classroom.

Which are the directions that can be taken in this respect? A possible answer came within the Education Congress event, organized at Children Palace during 14th – 15th of June, where the participants could see for themselves how the „Classroom of the future” might look like.

"During the Education Congress, we aimed at presenting a “Classroom of the future” prototype, where the education process, carried out by students and teachers in a specific national teaching culture, accepts the advantages of IT&C technology in proving the added value of the "e" in eLearning", stated Radu Jugureanu, eContent Development Manager, SIVECO Romania.

This undertaking main objective was to showcase through a functional and practical model the use of interactive multimedia educational content in classroom, through IT&C technologies, as a complementary element within the teaching process.

Within this exhibition, by using dedicated technologies, such as tablets with Windows and Android operating systems, projection screens, interactive blackboards, multi-touch devices, and augmented reality technology, models of educational contents based on cross-disciplinary integrated curriculum for mathematics, sciences and social-humanistic subjects were presented.

"Young people are mentally oriented in a different manner than the one on which the traditional class is based upon. They are used to organize most part of their activities and to keep themselves informed by means of digital devices, such as tablets, mobile phones, whose applications provide instant feedback. And when they enter the classroom, they automatically disconnect from all these technologies and they have to integrate themselves into a learning space, which would be very familiar to a teacher from  300 years ago", added Radu Jugureanu.

The Classroom of the Future exhibition simulated two classrooms (from the primary education, gymnasium and high school education) where the pupils from the National College  Grigore Moisil, Theoretical High School no 1 Popeşti Leordeni, National Informatics College  Tudor Vianu and the Theorretical High School Nicolae Iorga experienced the customized learning style, based on mobile hardware equipments, which proves that the learning process can take place anywhere, far away from the physical classroom, the students being at the same time connected with their colleagues and teachers.