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Engaging Students Through Active Learning

USING A CLASSROOM RESPONSE SYSTEM

Presented by Eric Stavney, M.S.

If you’d like to participate today with your mobile phone, tablet, or laptop, use your browser to go to pollev.com/ericstavney992.

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?

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- 2

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?

Take Away Concepts

• What’s 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

What’s 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)

• Student-instructor interaction limited• Students may be reluctant to respond• The same students tend to answer all the questions• Instructors can’t get a good “read” on the class• Students are isolated within the audience• Having enough time

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

Student “Clickers”

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

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

Company Cost per year License ModeliClicker \$45 per clicker- Clicker (Models

eInstruction \$20 per clicker or \$1500 for clicker set- (models vary)

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 Everywhere Free (up to 40 students); then \$14 per student per year and \$349+ per semester for instructor

Students (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 Clickers

Students (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

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):1213–1216.

Freeman, S. et al. (2014) Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics. PNAS, 111 (23) p. 8410–8415

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

References

Questions?

Thank you!

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