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Smart Learning in Smart Cities


  • Presents the current status of smart learning in China from different domains – the digital campus, smart classroom, cooperative university, and industry – on the basis of survey data.

  • Equips readers to understand smart learning in the context of smart cities.

  • Clarifies the definitions of smart cities, smart learning environments and smart learning.

  • Outlines future trends in smart learning from both Chinese and international perspectives.


Part of the Lecture Notes in Educational Technology book series (LNET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introducing Smart Learning and Smart Cities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dejian Liu, Ronghuai Huang, Marek Wosinski
      Pages 3-14
    3. Dejian Liu, Ronghuai Huang, Marek Wosinski
      Pages 15-29
    4. Dejian Liu, Ronghuai Huang, Marek Wosinski
      Pages 31-48
  3. Smart Learning in Specific Domains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Dejian Liu, Ronghuai Huang, Marek Wosinski
      Pages 51-90
    3. Dejian Liu, Ronghuai Huang, Marek Wosinski
      Pages 91-117
    4. Dejian Liu, Ronghuai Huang, Marek Wosinski
      Pages 119-145
    5. Dejian Liu, Ronghuai Huang, Marek Wosinski
      Pages 147-182
  4. Future Trends: Chinese and Multicultural Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Dejian Liu, Ronghuai Huang, Marek Wosinski
      Pages 185-215
    3. Dejian Liu, Ronghuai Huang, Marek Wosinski
      Pages 217-232

About this book


This book introduces readers to the current status of smart learning in China by providing extensive and accurate data from different contexts of smart learning. In particular, it investigates smart learning in smart cities, which extends the concept of smart learning to cover both formal and informal learning, and to support life-long learning.

With digital technologies and the Internet becoming increasingly integrated into learning, the demand for smart learning has grown steadily, especially in smart city scenarios. As the need for life-long learning is on the rise, smart learning environments in cities should be equipped to meet people’s demands. Smart learning/education is also one of the key applications of smart cities.

Though the book’s content mainly focuses on the educational technology field, research in cities and industries is also included. This book offers a valuable resource for graduate students in educational technology, smart learning environment and smart city researchers, cooperative university managers, and all others who are interested in smart learning industries.


Smart learning Smart learning environment Smart city ICT in education Learning technologies Technology enhanced learning

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA

About the authors

Dejian Liu, senior engineer. Graduated from University of Kansas with excellent academic results in 1996. Worked as vice president in Beso Biological Research Centre, Inc. Presently working as Chairman and executive director in NetDragon, board of director in Fujian TQ Digital, Inc., Board in Baidu, Inc., member of standing committee of Fujian science association, tutor of Chinese youth international business planning of Fujian, Vice-Chairman of Fujian Young Entrepreneur Association, received awards of Business Venture Hero, Excellent Entrepreneur, Youth entrepreneurship Achievement respectively, also received the award of Science and Technology for Young people, and Outstanding Talent of Software, etc.

 Ronghuai Huang is a professor in Faculty of Education in Beijing Normal University (BNU) in which educational technology is one of the National Key Subjects, and director of R&D Center for Knowledge Engineering, which is dedicated to syncretizing artificial intelligence and human learning.

Prof. Huang has being engaged in the research on educational technology as well as knowledge engineering since 1997. He has accomplished or is working on over 60 projects, including those of key science and technology projects to be tackled in the national “Ninth Five-year Plan”, “Tenth Five-year Plan” and “Eleventh Five-year Plan” and the projects in the national 863 plan as well as others financed by the government. His ideas have been widely spread, with more than 160 academic papers and over 20 books published in the domestic and overseas.

Prof. Huang is very active in academic organizations both at home and abroad. He was Co-chairs of the Program Committee of the 6th and 8th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, and chairs of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2006), the 10th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE2007) and the 5th International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE2008). He was the General Co-Chairs of the 5th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications (ADMA2009) and the International Conference on Hybrid Learning (ICHL2010). He is editor-in-chief of Global Chinese Journal for Computers in Education (GCJCE). In addition, he is currently serving on the Executive Committee of Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (2008-2011), Chairman of CSCL2011 post Conference, Chairman of the 13th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technology (ICALT 2013) and Chairman of the 1st International Conference on Smart Learning Environment (ICSLE2014).

 Dr. Marek Wosinski is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychology and Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University (ASU).  He received his degrees in psychology from the University of Warsaw (Poland). After internships in Montreal and London he taught at Warsaw University, Jagiellonian University in Krakow and Silesian University in Katowice. For many years he was also involved in teachers education as a Director of Center for Teachers Education.  In 1990 he began teaching at ASU. Among other basic psychology courses, Dr. Wosinski has been teaching the course Multicultural Perspective on Community Development. In the year 2000 he was a finalist for the ASU Teacher of the Year Award and he received the 2008 Outstanding Educator Award granted by the Society for Community Research and Action.  He published 4 books and 60 articles in Polish and international journals.

 Through his entire career Dr. Wosinski has been very active on the international arena. He was teaching as a visiting professor in the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden. As a guest lecturer and motivational speaker he has been presenting throughout Europe, North/South America and Australia to diversified audiences:  teenagers, teachers, medical doctors, managers, parents, senior citizens, and others.  He organized two Summer Institutes on Community at Arizona State University with participation of students, faculty and local community professionals. He presented papers to numerous international conferences. In a partnership with the Jain Irrigation Systems, Ltd and Gandhi Research Foundation in Jalgaon (India), he facilitated leadership-training workshops entitled Empowerment for Peace through Leadership in Agribusiness and Sustainability, offered for young community leaders from Africa.

In March 2014 Dr. Wosinski become coordinator of a new project Global Network for Sustainable Development (GNSD) created in frame of the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. It is an Internet platform aiming to promote building global partnerships in the area of sustainability and environmental education among high school students.  In September 2014 Dr. Wosinski, became a President of a new partnership organization Sustainable Transition Consulting, LLC,, a member of Smart Cities Council. The organization affiliates about 40 international experts on different aspects of a smart city, and is targeting the 100 Smart Cities for India project.  Recently SusTranCon signed a partnership agreement with the Arizona Technology Council for organizing an international conference on Smart Learning Environment in a Sustainable Smart City.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Smart Learning in Smart Cities
  • Authors Dejian Liu
    Ronghuai Huang
    Marek Wosinski
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Educational Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lecture Notes Educational Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-4342-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5113-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-4343-7
  • Series ISSN 2196-4963
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-4971
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 232
  • Number of Illustrations 112 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science Education
    Computers and Education
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“The most intriguing aspect of the work is its focus on the Chinese perspective on smart learning in smart cities, as well as the possibility of comparing Chinese smart learning with other cultures. … smart learning in China is timely and the value of the work reveals its importance, its emphasis on language acquisition, and its dramatic growth.” (G. Mick Smith, Computing Reviews, June, 2018)