This paper provides an overview of how National Taiwan Normal University is taking its endeavor to renovate the current science learning environment by establishing a Smart Classroom 2.0 (SC 2.0) using innovative information and communication technology and by utilizing mobile-assisted technology in science learning. A baseline study was conducted to survey students’ general preferences of various SC 2.0 systems. The results revealed students’ suggestions on several SC 2.0 systems to meet their learning needs. Among which, two systems, namely the speech-driven PPT and the technology-enabled interaction system, have been developed and pilot tested. The pilot test results indicated that students’ general perceptions toward the two systems in facilitating their learning are fairly positive. Having experienced both systems, students, in particular, showed significant improvements in how they viewed learning with the use of ICT. Students’ self-perceived learning motivation and effectiveness have improved significantly. In addition to the use of innovative ICT in science learning environment, the university has further extended its efforts to utilize mobile devices into pre-service teacher education. Ultimately, we anticipate that our SC 2.0 systems can be integrated into mobile devices in order to help teachers to better facilitate students’ learning.
State-of-the-Art and Future Directions of Smart Learning