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Use of automated response systems in the small sized class

Engaging Students Through Active LearningUSING A CLASSROOM Response SystemPresented by Eric Stavney, M.S.If youd like to participate today with your mobile phone, tablet, or laptop, use your browser to go to pollev.com/ericstavney992.

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Force = mass x acceleration

Remember that: Acceleration (or deceleration) = change in velocity/change in time = (vfinal vinitial)/(tfinal tinitial)Force exerted on the rock = mass of the rock x acceleration (deceleration)A 0.5 kg rock travelling 20 m/s hits the windshield of a parked car, bringing it to a stop in 0.1 s. What is the average force acting on the rock to bring it to rest?

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Poll Title: A 0.5 kg rock travelling 20 m/s hits the windshield of a parked car, bringing it to a stop in 0.1 s. What is the average force acting on the rock to bring it to rest? (copy)https://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/dBuiupLm0CR3cK54

Force = mass x acceleration

Remember that: Acceleration (or deceleration) = change in velocity/change in time = (vfinal vinitial)/(tfinal tinitial) = (0 m/s 20 m/s)/(0.1 s 0 s) =Force exerted on the rock = mass of the rock x acceleration (deceleration)m/s/s or m/s2- 2A 0.5 kg rock travelling 20 m/s hits the windshield of a parked car, bringing it to a stop in 0.1 s. What is the average force acting on the rock to bring it to rest?

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Take Away Concepts Whats it like to use an CRS? What is a CRS? Challenges in Teaching in a Traditional Classroom Benefits of Active Learning through Polling Clickers vs Mobile Devices, or Both Example CRS Systems Questions & References

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Whats a CRS? A wireless system enabling students to answer instructor-posed questions. A system that compiles student input in graphical form (pie chart, histogram, word cloud, etc.) A system that can track student input individually behind the scenes (and add to a grade sheet in Canvas)

A set up that uses software and hardware to question (poll) a large group of participants, and display the results onscreen.

A set up where students are given handheld transmitters with which they can answer instructor-posed questions being shown on the screen by the instructor.

Student responses are received wirelessly by the instructor computer and specialized software, which compiles results into a histogram or pie chart, tracking individual responses behind the scenes.

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Challenges in the Traditional Classroom Student-instructor interaction limited Students may be reluctant to respond The same students tend to answer all the questions

Instructors cant get a good read on the class Students are isolated within the audience

Having enough time

Student-instructor interaction limited with large class sizesStudents may be reluctant to respond to instructor questionsThe same students tend to answer all the questions, anywayInstructors cant get a good read on class understandingStudents are isolated within the crowd Peer discussion enhances understanding, leading to higher-order learning

Teaching by telling is replaced with teaching by questioning and peer discussion.

Graphs of aggregated responses can include time for students to compare viewpoints and possible revise their answers following apeer discussion.Classroom participation and duscissuion lead to higher-ordre learning.Clickers allow instructor to get a much broader sense of understanding.; clickers enable many more to participate. Can almost guarantee participation.Students reported they were twice as likely to answer a question if responses were submitted by clickers. Testing students often with low-stakes improves their performance ion later high-stakes exams.

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Why Implement Active Learning Using Polling? Instructor gets broad class data Allows instructor to change the presentation More participation Immediate feedback Benefit from seeing other votes Good for flipped classroom model Peer discussion enhances understanding Constructivist vs exposition-centered learning Extra benefit for disadvantaged or female students

Constructivist: Ask, Dont Tell

Exposition Learning: Teaching is Telling9

Poll Title: In a review of 225 studies, comparing traditional lecturing with active learning across a broad range of STEM disciplines, the investigators found that:https://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/TVBxwSAC8BSZ3q710

Student Clickers

We have 4 sets of 45 clickers that can be checked out for 2 days or 1 week

UW Bothell Learning Technologies webpageClassroom Response Systems (informally known as "clickers") allow instructors to quickly conduct polling and question-and-answer sessions using PowerPoint or other Office applications. Students submit their responses through small hand-held devices, and the results are displayed immediately. Questions can be developed to guide students through class problems, check their understanding, and collect opinions. Through this type of interaction, instructors can increase participation and more effectively engage their class in discussions, activities, and lectures. Click one of the buttons above to get started. We use TurningPoint 5. We currently circulate four sets of clickers systems: 3 sets may be checked out for 2 days and 1 set may be checked out for a week. Each set includes 45 clickers and 1 receiver that are configured to work with each other.When setting up the system in a classroom, the receiver should be plugged into a USB port on the computer tower instead of the monitor in order to work properly.

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Why Use Mobile Devices and Laptops? Cost: Clicker prices are still $30-$40, plus subscription Distribution/collection challenges Clicker receivers have to be set up in lecture rooms Limited clicker sets limit widespread use

However, Many students already own a phone, tablet or laptop Can use university wi-fi/internet or their own data plan Some polling software allows use of both clickers and mobile Issue: The digital divide; polls that rely on texting; reliability

Cell phone data connections seem to be less reliable than the univ. internet connection, so most used univ wi0fi. Clickers much more reliable since local radio frequency. Worry that may need to purchase a polling subscription as with Turning Point. Stowell, Jeremy. Use of clickers vs. mobile devices for classroom polling, Computers and Educaiton 82 (2015) 329-334.Some students found using mobile more distracting than clickers as they also contended with text messages, email, notifications, etc.

Dunn et all (2013) Mobile-phone-based classroom response systems: Students perceptions of engagement and learning in a large undergraduate course (Science Research Methods). International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013 Vol. 44, No. 8, 11601174

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CompanyCost per yearLicense ModeliClicker$45 per clicker- Clicker (Models vary)Students (or departments) purchase clicker. Instructor downloads software.eInstruction$20 per clicker or $1500 for clicker set- (models vary)Students (or departments purchase clickers. Instructor downloads Software.Qwizdom$70 per clicker,$500 for instructor software or $1800 for clicker set (models vary)Students purchase a clicker or department purchases a clicker set to share. Poll EverywhereFree (up to 40 students); then $14 per student per year and $349+ per semester for instructorStudents (or departments) purchase a license and students bring a mobile device to the classroom. The entire poll is web-based.Turning TechnologiesRespondware

(we have TurningPoint)$15 for one year license per student/$20 for two year license. :Students register once for all courses; can registerMobile Devices and ClickersStudents (or departments) purchase a ResponseWare license. Students can use any device that can connect to the internet, downloading an app to mobile devices.

Some Classroom Response Systems

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Anderson, Jeremy. American International College, for slides describing uses of polling in classroom, http://www.slideshare.net/

Haak et al. (2011) Increased structure and active learning reduce the achievement gap in introductory biology. Science 332(6034):12131216.

Freeman, S. et al. (2014) Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics. PNAS, 111 (23) p. 84108415

Lorenzo et al. (2006) Reducing the gender gap in the physics classroom Am J Phys 74(2):118-122.

Stowell, Jeremy. Use of clickers vs. mobile devices for classroom polling. Computers & Education 82 (2015) 329-334

ReferencesQuestions?

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Engaging Students Through Active Learning: Using a Classroom Response System

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