Special Issue "Advanced Sensors Technology in Education"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2019).
Prof. Dr. Daniel Burgos
One of the most well-known requirements in educational settings is the need to know what happens during a course, lesson plan or full academic programme. This is true for any type of education but in particular for open education, which has multiple dimensions of openness. On the one hand, educators (i.e., teachers, professors, tutors, etc.) and practitioners of open education need to reshape the course plan according to the actual features of the learners (e.g., learning styles, motivation, performance, etc.) and they therefore require real-time analytical information to supervise, assess, adapt and offer feedback to the learners. On the other hand, open education offers specific opportunities through online learning using open educational resources (OER). The online environments and platforms provide huge amount of data on all activities (a huge Excel sheet, known as big data).
More importantly, open education with open teaching and learning is now commonly shaped by a learner-centred approach that pushes the learners to be the driver of their own learning. That is, learners require awareness to self-assess their progress along the course and make decisions regarding their next steps.
All kind of sensors that supports these tasks are welcome to improve the quality of this new epoch in the online education paradigm. Different sensors tracking biometrics that allow augmented reality activities, actuators, hardware, like wearables, and different software applications will improve the expected results.
Dr. Ruben Gonzalez Crespo
Prof. Dr. Daniel Burgos
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- technology-enhanced learning
- augmented reality
- learning analytics
- virtual sensors