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Journal Article

Experiences Obtained with Integration of Student Response Systems for iPod Touch and iPhone into e‑Learning Environments  pp179-190

John Stav, Kjetil Nielsen, Gabrielle Hansen-Nygård, Trond Thorseth

© Mar 2010 Volume 8 Issue 2, ECEL 2009, Editor: Shirley Williams, Florin Salajan, pp51 - 208

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Abstract

A new type of Student Response System (SRS) based up on the latest wireless technologies and ; hand held mobile devices has been developed to enhance active learning methods and assess students' understanding. The key services involve a set of XML technologies, web services and modern mobile devices. A group consisting of engineers, scientists and instructors with pedagogical competence, from seven European countries has designed the services. The new SRS provides intuitive control interfaces, which an instructor quickly learns how to use, provides more flexible and cheaper response services than existing on‑site technologies based upon so‑called "clickers", since it uses the Wi‑Fi or mobile network to provide responses from students. The technology may be used for in‑class, laboratory and distance training purposes, the latter being an entirely new option in SRS technology. We report experiences from using this SRS technology in physics teaching in engineering classes, as well as in distance learning in Europe.

 

Keywords: student response system, iphone and ipod touch, e-learning, blended learning, voting systems, polling systems, clickers

 

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