Enhancing Collaboration in Classroom Using Smartphone in Developing Countries
Association for Computing Machinery
Creating the best learning environment for students and handling a large class size is always a big challenge for the teachers in the developing countries. It creates lack of individual attention for students which resulting a higher number of dropouts in earlier school classes. Previous studies show best practices of smart technologies in the classroom. This research conducted to develop an efficient and low-cost solution to create children interaction and increasing engagement and teaching efficiency in the classroom. We developed My Class Manager; a Smartphone application for quiz and test marking, audio quiz for native language learning and performance management throughout the year. This application is for Android OS Smart phones. We conducted three evaluation tests of three classes of size 35, 40 and 45 students in a local school. It created a time-efficient learning environment and provided awesome feedback to develop more functionality in the application. This paper is presenting the quantitative and qualitative results of the pilot study.