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Guest lecture by Prof. Jim Slotta

Topic: Smart Classrooms for Knowledge Communities


Prof. Jim Slotta from the University of Toronto held a talk on "Smart Classrooms for Knowledge Communities" on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.

Prof. Slotta introuced a new pedagogical model called Knowledge Community and Inquiry (KCI) where a dimension of scaffolded inquiry provides increased structure and accessability to a knowledge community approach. He described three research studies that applied and investigated this model, as well we a new "smart classroom" technology environment, which has been developed to support such research.