Vol.5, No.4, November 2016.                                                                                                              ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Students’ Perceived Effectiveness of Educational Technologies and Motivation

in Smart Classroom


Willard Van De Bogart, Saovapa Wichadee


© 2016 Willard Van De Bogart, Saovapa Wichadee, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 566-574, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM54-22, November 2016.




The smart classroom incorporates many different types of IT hardware including tablet computers, interactive white boards, work stations and many other integrated uses of these IT technologies which are used for instructional purposes. Conducted with 40 students majoring in Communicative Arts who participated in a technology-supported learning environment, this study investigated the perceived effectiveness of technologies, learner motivation, participation and learning outcome in the smart classroom. Research findings show that the students’ perceived effectiveness of educational technologies was at a high level while their learning motivation was at a moderate level. In addition, a positive relationship was found between students’ learning outcome and participation, but motivation and perceived effectiveness of technologies in the smart classroom were not related to their learning outcome. Responses from open-ended questions can be used to support the acceptance of the new learning environment since the use of various media equipment by first time users allows for the exploration and the presentation of ideas not achieved in a traditional classroom setting. It can be concluded that learning in a technology-supported environment like the smart classroom can foster a more inquisitive approach.


Keywords –Smart classroom, learning process methodology, learning motivation.



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