Audience Response Systems in Higher Education: Applications and Cases, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1591409497
  • ISBN-13: 9781591409496
  • DDC: 378.1734
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 405 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released October 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Taking advantage of user-friendly technology, Audience Response Systems facilitates greater interaction with participants engaged in a variety of group activities. Each participant has an input device that permits them to express a view in complete anonymity, and the composite view of the total group appears on a public screen. ARS can then be used to support summative and formative activities with groups ranging in size from as small as five through to large groups of several hundred. The data can be used to help the facilitator adjust the pace of teaching to match the requirements of the learners, gauge understanding, or trigger discussion and debate.

Audience Response Systems in Higher Education: Applications and Cases reveals some of the history behind these systems, explores current theory and practice, and indicates where technology may move in the future. Cases are used to present the work of educators in a wide range of subject areas and with differing levels of experience with these systems.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Audience Response Systems in Higher Education: Applications and Cases: Table of Contents.
1: Section I.
2: A Brief History of Networked Classrooms: Effects, Cases, Pedagogy, and Implications.
3: Audience Response Systems: Insipid Contrivances or Inspiring Tools?.
4: The Use and Evolution of an Audience Response System.
5: ARS Evolution: Reflections and Recommendations.
6: Section II.
7: Practical Lessons from Four Years of Using an ARS in Every Lecture of a Large Class.
8: Using an Audience Response System to Enhance Student Engagement in Large Group Orientation: A Law Faculty Case Study.
9: Question Driven Instruction: Teaching Science (Well) with an Audience Response System.
10: Anonymous Polling in an Engineering Tutorial Environment: A Case Study.
11: Using Audience Response Systems to Develop Critical Thinking Skills.
12: Using the Personal Response System to Enhance Student Learning: Some Evidence from Teaching Economics.
13: Evaluating Electronic Voting Systems in Lectures: Two Innovative Methods.
14: Selected and Constructed Response Systems in Mathematics Classrooms.
15: Theorizing the Transformed Classroom: Sociocultural Interpretation of the Effects of Audience Response Systems in Higher Education.
16: Wireless Interactive Teaching by Using Keypad-Based ARS.
17: The Audience Response System: A New Resource in Medical Education.
18: Learning and Anxiety: Exploring Individual Judgement Processes in a Learning Environment with a Group Support System.
19: The Trial of an Audience Response System to Facilitate Problem-Based Learning in Legal Education.
20: Live Assessment by Questioning in an Interactive Classroom.
21: Eight Years of Asking Questions.
22: Interactive Response Systems in Higher Education.
23: Section III.
24: CommuniCubes: Intermediate Technology for Interaction with Student Groups.
25: Creating a Constructed Response System to Support Active Learning.
26: Instructor Mobile Audience Response System.
27: Using Mobile Phones and PDAs in Ad Hoc Audience Response Systems.
28: Reflections on the Use of ARS with Small Groups.
About the Authors.