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A Novel Smart Device Student Response System For Supporting High Quality Active Learning In The Engineering And Science Disciplines
McLoone, Seamus; Villing, Rudi; O'Keeffe, Simon
This paper proposes and presents a unique smart device student response system (SDSRS) that allows for a more flexible input than existing classroom response systems, such as clickers. This, in turn, allows students to respond to the lecturer with higher quality and more relevant information and, thus, improves their active learning. This is of particular relevance in the science and engineering disciplines where methodology is as important, if not more so, than the final answer. The SDSRS allows the lecturer to quickly obtain this pertinent information in real-time within the classroom environment. The proposed system consists of three main elements, namely a student sketch application, a lecturer view-and-edit application and a central cloud-based service to co-ordinate the exchange of information between the two applications. The system was evaluated within two different engineering classrooms, with very positive feedback obtained from both the lecturers and students involved. Details of the evaluation process, and the feedback obtained, are presented within.
Keyword(s): Electronic Engineering; Classroom Response Systems; Student Response Systems; Smart Device Based Response Systems
Publication Date:
2015
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): McLoone, Seamus and Villing, Rudi and O'Keeffe, Simon (2015) A Novel Smart Device Student Response System For Supporting High Quality Active Learning In The Engineering And Science Disciplines. AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 7 (2). pp. 2071-20718. ISSN 2009-3160
Publisher(s): All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE)
File Format(s): other
Related Link(s): http://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/6334/1/RV-Novel-Smart-Device.pdf
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