This research project explores how teaching staff can make creative use of technological systems to merge different cohorts of information technology (IT) students into a single classroom – facilitating better learning activities. A case study research method is used to explore how teaching staff members made better use of technology to help their students learn more fruitfully. Specifically, two subjects were purposefully selected for investigations, where the teaching staff members used technology innovatively in teaching and learning activities. In each case, use of technology to share resources and communicate is combined with a cultural shift in the approach to develop a single classroom with different cohorts of students. The results demonstrate new ways of using technology to enable different groups of students to communicate by enabling interaction of students from different cohorts not previously well-practised in teaching. The research results may drive future creative use of technology.
Soon, Lisa and Cowling, Michael, "Building a Single Classroom with Technology" (2019). ACIS 2019 Proceedings. 64.