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ERIC Number: EJ787799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
Using Mobile Phone Messaging as a Response Medium in Classroom Experiments
Cheung, Stephen L.
Journal of Economic Education, v39 n1 p51-67 Win 2008
A major challenge in conducting classroom experiments for larger classes is the complexity of assembling responses and reporting feedback to students. The author demonstrates how mobile phone text messaging can be used to overcome the limitations of pencil-and-paper experiments without incurring the costs of full computerization. Students submit responses as text messages, which are down-loaded into a spreadsheet for automated analysis and by return messaging. The author presents examples of experiments that have been conducted successfully using text messaging as the response medium. These can be run in any room from which the instructor can access the internet and are designed to economize on both class time and effort of the instructor. (Contains 7 figures and 22 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia