Clickers (Also Student Response Program)

There are a lot of ways to formatively assess what students comprehend about a topic. Turning Technologies produces top assessment delivery and information collection options for all kinds of learning environments. Together, the organization provides instructors and participants application, response keypad technology, mobile interactive whiteboards and powerful enterprise-primarily based administrator tools for effective studying. Following a welcome from Michael Broderik, CEO of Turning Technologies, the day opened with a keynote presentation by Professor Eric Mazur, whose ground-breaking teaching strategy of ‘peer instruction’ has brought him international recognition.

He discussed how he developed peer instruction during the early 1990s as a response to the issue of the transmissive nature of standard lectures, generating lectures more interactive by placing students at the centre of their studying and thereby fostering a deeper level of understanding. The concurrent session was my own presentation on using personal response systems in the arts and humanities.

Meanwhile, in the room subsequent door, Professor Mikel Asensio and Dr Elena Pol discussed their use of personal response systems inside museum research. As a resolution, their institution has taken to using private response systems to stimulate their guests’ interest in their collections as effectively as to collect essential demographic data about them. Most studies focus on the usefulness of clicker technologies in huge-lecture settings.

In the final breakout session of the day, Professor Lars Bjerrum explained how individual response systems may be used to illustrate various approaches to the diagnostic procedure in common practice (as distinct from the diagnostic method inside the context of a hospital). Turning Technologies develops leading assessment delivery and data collection options for understanding environments.

Next door, Daniel Clark discussed e-learning approach at the University of Kent in relation to the use of private response system technologies, which was piloted there 5 years ago. This event was a wonderful instance of how our Response Program can be utilized to produce instant feedback and spark really meaningful discussions in your event.