Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  College of Sustainability and Tourism
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2008/05
Type Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Smart Classrooms for Distance Education and their Adoption to Multiple Classroom Architecture
Contribution Type First author
Journal Journal of Networks (JNW)
Volume, Issue, Page 3(5),pp.54-64
Author and coauthor D. Pishva, G. G. D. Nishantha
Details This paper provides an overview of the
technologies used in smart classrooms for distance
education by classifying smart classrooms into four
categories and discussing the type of technologies used in
their implementation. It gives an example of a successful
implementation of distance education technology being used
to link university campuses in Japan and the US, and
describes its underlying architecture and implementation
technologies. It examines the methodologies being used to
make distance learning an exciting experience and as
effective as the traditional classroom type education.
Furthermore, the paper shows how a similar architecture
can be extended to a model where a single local class can
simultaneously cater to the needs of multiple remote
classrooms and presents a workable solution to some of the
technical challenges that exits in multipoint, multiple
classroom architecture. Finally, it shows how some of the
inherent challenges of the system are being managed and
identifies physical and practical limitations of a multiple
classroom architecture for a successful remote lecturing