ERIC Number: EJ1031161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
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uRespond: iPad as Interactive, Personal Response System
Bryfczynski, Samuel P.; Brown, Rebecca; Hester, Josiah; Herrmann, Andrew; Koch, Danielle L.; Cooper, Melanie M.; Grove, Nathaniel P.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n3 p357-363 Mar 2014
Personal response systems are quickly becoming indispensable formative assessment tools in many college-level chemistry courses. With the use of such devices, students are provided with invaluable insights into the skills perceived by the instructor as important, while concurrently, the instructor can gather feedback as to how well students have mastered those skills. In graphically intensive subjects such as chemistry, however, their use is severely limited by the input options afforded by current devices. It is often difficult to distill graphing and structure creation tasks into questions that can be answered with short strings of numbers or via multiple choice. We have developed the uRespond system--a touch-based personal response system that allows students to use iPads or more traditional computers to draw graphs and structures--to address this critical, formative assessment gap.
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Handheld Devices, Formative Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Chemistry, Courseware, Usability, Educational Practices, Science Course Improvement Projects, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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