The classroom, but not as we know it

IT’S the kind of futuristic technology familiar from sci-fi films, but touch screen tables, robot study buddies and 3D virtual learning environments could soon feature in the classroom.

The high-tech developments were highlighted at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences at the University of Sydney, which focused on the future of learning. The new approaches could be ”revolutionising our classes and the way children learn within five years”, Professor of Education at the university and conference co-chair, Peter Reimann, said.

Judy Kay, Professor of Computer Science at the university and a principal in the Computer Human Adapted Interaction team, has been developing software for interactive tabletops and wall displays.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/the-classroom-but-not-as-we-know-it-technology-to-revolutionise-schools-20120715-224ax.html#ixzz21EEvpHZn

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