Globalisation of next generation technology enhanced learning environment (TELE) for STEM learning: Contexualizations in the Asia-Pacific Region

Arkendu Sen, Don Passey

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21st century learning involves virtual, physical and remote learning spaces. Access to a variety of learning technologies has led to next generation physical spaces: Technology Enhanced Learning Environments (TELEs) being designed for active, social and collaborative learning. This paper reviews how TELEs have been adopted widely, including those in the Asia-Pacific education sector. Being flexible, the components of TELEs lend themselves to contextualization to local needs, resources and pedagogies but have not been researched widely. This desk-based study of contextualization of TELE components in the Asia-Pacific region involved analyses of eleven TELEs within the framework of recommended 'design objectives of 21st Century learning spaces'. Three common contextualization design themes emerged: (i) designs for collaborative pedagogies, (ii) design for multiple usage and (iii) designs for hands-on practical learning. These are discussed in the light of increased enrolments in the higher education sector.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 IEEE 5th International Conference on Technology for Education, T4E 2013
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780769551418
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIEEE International Conference on Technology for Education 2013 - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
Duration: 18 Dec 201320 Dec 2013
Conference number: 5th


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Technology for Education 2013
Abbreviated titleT4E 2013
CityKharagpur, West Bengal


  • Asia-Pacific
  • Contextualization
  • Globalization
  • Learning Spaces
  • TELE

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