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Converting classrooms into "smart" rooms

Integrating smartphone technology within the conventional classroom setting in universities maybe the next paradigm shift, given the ubiquitous nature of smartphones. But how do we implement this?
Lakshmi Chandrasekaran
Wed 09 Sep 16:10

Imagine a classroom setting in a university, where students have their heads bent down - not taking notes as you imagine but looking into smartphones.

Doesn't that seem like an outrageous notion?

Smartphones have invaded our society and are prevalent in our everyday lives, especially among the younger generation.

Therefore, it's not surprising that they are universally found in many college settings.

But that begs the immediate question - Are smartphones beneficial to the educational process or...

Haar Disciples sting Hornets; Caribes widen lead

Best seats in the house - right behind home plate. Fans at the Oberwiesenfeld ballpark in Munich are close to the action watching Munich Caribes player-coach Steve Walker at bat. Photo: Douglas Sutton
The Haar Disciples kept on rolling in the 1. Bundesliga South baseball league over the weekend, stinging the sixth-place Bad Homburg Hornets twice with 7-3 and 9-6 victories. Haar's season record now...

Barnes the man to replace the injured Carey

Blake Barnes takes off the headset and picks up the ball for the Cowboys after Carey's injury. Photo: Munich Cowboys
It's not often that sport gets the chance to surprise in the modern era but news from the Munich Cowboys camp has certainly done that. The disappointment surrounding the injury to regular quarterback...

Weather gets the better of Munich baseball clubs

The Tuebingen Hawks baseball field was under water on Sunday, forcing the club to cancel its weekend fixture in the 1. Bundesliga-South against the Regensburg Legionaries. Photo: Tübingen Hawks
Score last weekend's regional baseball activity as follows: Weather 5 - Munich Teams 0.

After any number of washouts over the month of May, this past weekend it finally happened: All five Munich-area...

Carey: A broader mind that is setting a trend

Is this the new partnership that will see the Cowboys challenge for a post-season spot? Carey and Andrews seem to think so. Photo: Jonathan Harding
"If you had told me two years ago, that I would be here, playing professional football in Germany, I wouldn't have believed you." It's hard not to believe any young, American quarterback who suggests...

Disciples making believers of sceptics

A classic baseball cat-and-mouse game: Munich Caribes pitcher Steve Walker tries to keep an eye on a Fuerth Pirates runner at first base before delivering a pitch. The runner is watching for the best possible moment to take off and try to steal second base. Photo: Doug Sutton
A split away against the powerful Regensburg Legionaires baseball club over the weekend by the Haar Disciples is starting to make believers of Haar and their chances of going far this season,...

US hurler no-hits the Tornados

Gauting Indians veteran Bernhard Huber delivers a pitch against the Munich Caribes. Huber went the entire 7 innings in game 2 to seal the 5-3 win for Gauting - and inflict the first defeat on the previously unbeaten Munich club. Photo: Douglas Sutton
In baseball lore the well-known nickname for a baseball park is the "Field of Dreams", but in Haar, they might start coining another term: "Fields of Dreams."

If anyone was asking before the season why...

Rain ruins Cowboys run

A day that left the M on the pitch all but covered in water as the Cowboys fell to a 27-20 defeat. Photo: Munich Cowboys
The Munich Cowboys good started was spoiled by penalties and missed chances as they fell to a 27-20 defeat against the visiting Rhein-Neckar Bandits, leaving their season record at 2-2.

With Bayern...

Rosberg claims Monaco crown

Rosberg has come a long way since 2010 and is now finally showing some real promise. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Nico Rosberg has joined an elite club by winning the illustrious Monaco Grand Prix. It's the second race-win of his career, but it doesn't come as a surprise considering that Rosberg is a Monaco...
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