The Future of Technology-based Classroom

Abstract

In recent years, Information Technology (IT) has turned out to be a standout amongst the most essential social practices of the Iraqi society. Technology has developed in many areas in Iraq, yet internet and computer technology is not implemented in every classroom in most of Iraqi universities. The aim of this paper is to question: why technology is not executed in the classroom of the universities? The point of this contextual analysis is to recognize the difficulties that face university organizations from executing computer technology in every classroom with support of ministry of higher education. Another question is: how popular or effective could the application of computer communication or computer application in the classrooms of our graduate students be when it comes to education? This study wants to uncover the underlying issues and reasons for the in capabilities in using technology. To examine this, the researchers inspected cases of teaching where technologies used in the classrooms as a lived experience and as an apparatus for encouraging direction while instructing in the universities. The outcomes show that the country's current educational and telecommunications infrastructure is weak and the ministry of higher education and universities need to manufacture the framework limit of schools, and furthermore to enhance educator preparing programs at all levels.


Index Terms: E-classroom, Information Technology, Internet in Education, Iraq Education, Online Learning Applications

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Published
2017-04-12
How to Cite
GHAREB, Mazen Ismaeel; MOHAMMED, Saman Ali. The Future of Technology-based Classroom. UHD Journal of Science and Technology, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 27-32, apr. 2017. ISSN 2521-4217. Available at: <https://journals.uhd.edu.iq/index.php/uhdjst/article/view/7>. Date accessed: 16 june 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.21928/uhdjst.v1n1y2017.pp27-32.
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