1 Technical University of Cluj Napoca TUCN (ROMANIA)
2 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) (SPAIN)
3 Vasile Goldis West University of Arad (ROMANIA)
4 Letterkenny Institute of Technology (IRELAND)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2021 Proceedings
Publication year: 2021
Pages: 706-711
ISBN: 978-84-09-34549-6
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2021.0224
Conference name: 14th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 8-9 November, 2021
Location: Online Conference
The quickening social, economic, and demographic changes affect the way of life of Romanian people, producing a decrease in natality rates, an increase in the aging population, and an increase in unemployment in youth caused by the decline of the manufacturing industry and advances in technology. These changes create an expanding interest for customized education systems that can cross over any barrier between these new fields and the education sector that cultivates student talent in these times.

SMART Education is viewed in this paper from the perspective of it being an example of a central government-driven policy that helps the national education system to fulfill the need for a custom and effective learning condition for students at this age.

The paper presents the SMART Education model regarding objectives, vision, and targets, mobile learning environment, capacity-building, and incentive strategies. Then, we look at potential SMART Education practices concerning to the classroom and online models. Along with scalability, we examine the challenges and lessons that come with the implementation of SMART Education, and in the end, we present ideas for implementing mobile learning.
Education, SMART education, government-driven policy, education system, mobile learning.