A few design perspectives on one-on-one digital classroom environment

J. K. Liang, T. C. Liu, H. Y. Wang, B. Chang, Y. C. Deng, J. C. Yang, C. Y. Chou, H. W. Ko, S. Yang, T. W. Chan

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1:1 educational computing refers to a scenario where every student in a group or class uses a computing device equipped with wireless communication capability to conduct a learning task. This paper, drawing from design experiences with our digital classroom environment series and other studies, attempts to describe a few valuable 1:1 design perspectives for educational computing inside the classroom. We try to describe the major components of the 1:1 digital classroom environment and classify the most important component, student devices, according to a set of features. Furthermore, based on the notion of computing affordance, a set of communication affordances are described. This set underpins three basic educational activities, namely: teacher-directed instruction, small group learning and individual learning. Finally, scenarios are exemplified for a few typical educational computing devices. This study concludes with a discussion of short- and long-term research possibilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-189
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Learning
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2005


  • 1:1 educational computing
  • Digital classroom environment
  • Interactive learning environment
  • Mobile learning
  • Wireless technologies


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