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Streamlined Orchestration: An Orchestration Workbench Framework for Effective Teaching

Phiri, Lighton, Christoph Meinel and Hussein Suleman (2016) Streamlined Orchestration: An Orchestration Workbench Framework for Effective Teaching. Computers & Education 95:231-238.

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Abstract Effective classroom management is considered a key criterion to making classrooms effective learning environments. Supporting classroom orchestration—the teacher-centric real-time management of classroom activities—is central to achieving effective classroom management. However, the multi-faceted nature of classroom orchestration, its complexity, and general classroom constraints such as time, present challenges for the effective management of the modern-day classroom environment. Though effective, most existing approaches for overcoming orchestration challenges, such as Google Classroom, are arguably ad hoc. We argue that streamlined technology-driven orchestration can be attained through the use of an orchestration workbench, potentially making educators more effective within formal learning environments. Early supporting evidence, from a study involving the use of a prototype orchestration tool, demonstrates the feasibility of organised orchestration and its potential to improve students’ learning experience.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Computer-assisted Instruction, Orchestration, Technology Enhanced Learning
Subjects:K Computing Milieux: K.3 COMPUTERS AND EDUCATION
J Computer Applications: J.0 GENERAL
ID Code:1078
Deposited By:Phiri, Lighton
Deposited On:28 July 2016
Alternative Locations:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2016.01.011