Educators' Roles in Creating Smart Learning Environments for Emiratis in Tertiary Education

Lana Hiasat (Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE) and Anthony John Pollitt (Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 282
EISBN13: 9781522591276|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6136-1.ch015
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Smart learning environments for the Emirati learners are defined as a combination of blended learning and experiential learning approaches to create joyful educational environments. The current case study is an investigation into what generation Y of Emirati learners in one of the largest tertiary educational institutions in the United Arab Emirates consider joyful learning. The case study was based on mixed method surveys of educators and students. The case study investigation resulted in four important recommendations for creating smart learning environments where context and situated learning are essential considerations for mindful teaching and learning.
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