CAAM: A Novel Classroom Acoustics Assessment Model for Enhancing Learning Quality (Case Study: KAU)

Amin Y. Noaman, Abdul Hamid M. Ragab, Ayman G. Fayoumi, Adman I. Madbouly, Ahmed M. Khedra

Abstract

In this paper, a new classroom acoustics assessment model (CAAM) for enhancing speech intelligibility and learning quality is proposed. The model is based on five main criteria that affect the learning process and related to classrooms acoustical properties. These include classroom specifications, noise sources inside and outside the classroom, teaching style, and vocal effort. The priority and weights of these major criteria along with their alternatives are identified using the views of students, staff, education consultants, and expertise by using a developed questionnaire, and the AHP methodology. This Model can be considered as a helpful framework enabling KAU decision makers to take effective decisions on classroom acoustics treatment issues. It also provides KAU higher authorities the suitable guidelines that help for determine necessary requirements that help to raise the quality and efficiency of the educational environment; in order to reach an excellent learning environment; and hence increasing students learning outcomes.

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Y. Noaman A., Hamid M. Ragab A., G. Fayoumi A., I. Madbouly A. and M. Khedra A. (2013). CAAM: A Novel Classroom Acoustics Assessment Model for Enhancing Learning Quality (Case Study: KAU) . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Interaction Design in Educational Environments - Volume 1: IDEE, (ICEIS 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-65-5, pages 3-13. DOI: 10.5220/0004535200030013


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@conference{idee13,
author={Amin Y. Noaman and Abdul Hamid M. Ragab and Ayman G. Fayoumi and Adman I. Madbouly and Ahmed M. Khedra},
title={CAAM: A Novel Classroom Acoustics Assessment Model for Enhancing Learning Quality (Case Study: KAU)},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Interaction Design in Educational Environments - Volume 1: IDEE, (ICEIS 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={3-13},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004535200030013},
isbn={978-989-8565-65-5},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Interaction Design in Educational Environments - Volume 1: IDEE, (ICEIS 2013)
TI - CAAM: A Novel Classroom Acoustics Assessment Model for Enhancing Learning Quality (Case Study: KAU)
SN - 978-989-8565-65-5
AU - Y. Noaman A.
AU - Hamid M. Ragab A.
AU - G. Fayoumi A.
AU - I. Madbouly A.
AU - M. Khedra A.
PY - 2013
SP - 3
EP - 13
DO - 10.5220/0004535200030013