Audience Response Systems in Higher Education: Applications and Cases (Google eBook)

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David A. Banks
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Jan 1, 2006 - Education - 405 pages
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Taking advantage of user-friendly technology, Audience Response Systems (ARS) 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.
  

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Contents

Effects Cases Pedagogy and Implications
1
Insipid Contrivances or Inspiring Tools?
26
Chapter III The Use and Evolution of an Audience Response System
40
Reflections and Recommendations
53
Section II
64
Chapter V Practical Lessons from Four Years of Using an ARS in Every Lecture of a Large Class
65
A Law Faculty Case Study
80
Teaching Science Well with an Audience Response System
96
A New Resource in Medical Education
222
Exploring Individual Judgement Processes in a Learning Environment with a Group Support System
248
Chapter XVII The Trial of an Audience Response System to Facilitate ProblemBased Learning in Legal Education
265
Chapter XVIII Live Assessment by Questioning in an Interactive Classroom
276
Chapter XIX Eight Years of Asking Questions
289
Chapter XX Interactive Response Systems in Higher Education
305
Section III
320
Intermediate Technology for Interaction with Student Groups
321

A Case Study
116
Chapter IX Using Audience Response Systems to Develop Critical Thinking Skills
127
Some Evidence from Teaching Economics
140
Two Innovative Methods
155
Chapter XII Selected and Constructed Response Systems in Mathematics Classrooms
175
Sociocultural Interpretation of the Effects of Audience Response Systems in Higher Education
187
Chapter XIV Wireless Interactive Teaching by Using KeypadBased ARS
209
Chapter XXII Creating a Constructed Response System to Support Active Learning
334
Chapter XXIII Instructor Mobile Audience Response System
347
Chapter XXIV Using Mobile Phones and PDAs in Ad Hoc Audience Response Systems
359
Chapter XXV Reflections on the Use of ARS with Small Groups
373
About the Authors
387
Index
398
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