Contemporary Digital Technology’s Implications for Learning Environments and its Users: Review of Literature

By Nadya Kozinets.

Published by The International Journal of Design Education

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Since the late 1990s, learning environment culture has changed. Recent studies indicate that hierarchical, formal teacher-centered classroom structure is not fully compatible with current generation’s learning preferences affected by a rapid rise of accessible digital technologies and online content. Two major themes emerge from this review of published literature. An arrival of new opportunities and factors associated with widespread accessibility of wireless mobile technology and changes in pedagogical methods impacted by technology and generational learning preferences have created new needs, opportunities and activities that demonstrate a need to design effective, flexible student-centered learning environments that converge with emerging technologies, encourage interaction and collaboration, and support student learning and learning performance.

Keywords: Wireless Technology, Design of Learning Environments, Evaluation of Learning Spaces,, Learning Outcome, Student-Centered

The International Journal of Design Education, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp.11-18. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: November 17, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 607.230KB)).

Nadya Kozinets

Assistant Professor, College of the Arts, School of Architecture and Design, Interior Design Program, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA