Intelligent Classroms

The introduction of computers into the classroom inaugurated a new division of the learning space. Educators now have to share that space with the technology and enhance the classroom toolbox (i.e., chalk, blackboard, overhead projector, lecturn) by adding a smart tool. Now, in a reverse move, the classroom is also moving inside the computers, inside multi-user synchronous learning environments called MOOs. This inside, however, is not a contained classroom in the conventional sense. This inside contains all of the outside as well. What we have in MOOspace is an INTELLIGENT classroom (like the MIT artificial intelligence project known as the 'Intelligent Room'), one capable of recording activities, of expanding the space, of functioning AS part of the institutional intelligence previously available to the student only in the form of the teacher and the library.

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