University College Dublin (IRELAND)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2010 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 4923-4929
ISBN: 978-84-614-2439-9
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 15-17 November, 2010
Location: Madrid, Spain
This paper offers an insight into everyday practice and attempts to provide an alternative ideal of the concept of computer laboratories and the use of laptops. The paper will aim to provoke discourse, addressing the integration of laptops in the classroom and breaking down the staid deployment of computer laboratories. This lateral approach to a common methodology will address the entrenched views of technology and its use in teaching. It provides the author with an alternative perspective on technical implementation by focusing on practical solutions that may be easily installed and so adds to the overall understanding of educational technology within education.

At the heart of this methodology is the application of the five approaches of the Creative Critical Analysis Model - the Transmission, Supplemental, Adaptive, Application and Reflective. By mapping out the systematic opportunities afforded the learner and teacher, it will be demonstrated that a wholly immersive pedagogy may be applied to current teaching and learning practice. One that offers; personalisation, flexibility and inclusiveness, one that embraces the dynamic of social collaboration, promotes the concept of shared cognition and places it firmly within a traditional physical environment, one that is used for creative and critical analysis one that is considered a Creative Space.
Creative Critical Analysis Model, mobile technologies, pedagogy, instructional design.