Library Instruction Meets Game Show Technology <ul><li>ACRL Poster Session </li></ul><ul><li>Presented by: </li></ul><ul><...
What is PRS Technology? <ul><li>Personal Response System (PRS) “clicker” technology was used for instant audience polling ...
How Does PRS Work? <ul><li>Students see a multiple-choice question displayed on the screen and choose an answer on their c...
PRS HARDWARE: Wireless Keypads <ul><li>Keypads are powered by 2 AAA batteries </li></ul><ul><li>Have their own unique ID <...
PRS Hardware: Receivers <ul><li>Use infrared technology similar to a TV remote control </li></ul><ul><li>One receiver can ...
Additional Hardware <ul><li>Receiver connects to the computer via serial port of computer or serial-to-USB adapter </li></...
PRS Software: TurningPoint TM <ul><li>Used in conjunction with MS PowerPoint to create interactive slides </li></ul><ul><l...
Sample question in TurningPoint slide: Which of the following keyword searches will get you fewer results? <ul><li>cogniti...
Sample question with responses: Which of the following keyword searches will get you fewer results? <ul><li>cognition and ...
Sample TurningPoint report: “Results by Question”
Sample TurningPoint report: “Graphical Results by Question”
Sample TurningPoint report: “Participant results”
Benefits of PRS for Students <ul><li>Attention-grabbing </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates technology with learning (especially ...
Benefits of PRS for Librarians <ul><li>Allows for automatic tabulation of responses -labor saving </li></ul><ul><li>Allows...
Bibliography <ul><li>GTCO CalComp, “InterWrite Products: PRS,”  http://www.gtcocalcomp.com/interwriteprs.htm  (accessed 3/...
Bibliography <ul><li>The Center for Scholarly Technology, Teaching and Learning Services, “Theme: Networked Interaction & ...
Bibliography <ul><li>James L. Fitch, “Student Feedback in the College Classroom: A Technology Solution,”  Educational Tech...
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Poster session on PRS (personal response system) technology, a.k.a. "clickers," and their application to academic library instruction.

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    1. 1. Library Instruction Meets Game Show Technology <ul><li>ACRL Poster Session </li></ul><ul><li>Presented by: </li></ul><ul><li>Susanna Eng [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Susan Gardner [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>University of Southern California, Leavey Library </li></ul>
    2. 2. What is PRS Technology? <ul><li>Personal Response System (PRS) “clicker” technology was used for instant audience polling on the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” </li></ul><ul><li>It can be adapted for use in the library instruction setting to achieve instant, interactive assessment </li></ul>
    3. 3. How Does PRS Work? <ul><li>Students see a multiple-choice question displayed on the screen and choose an answer on their clickers. </li></ul><ul><li>The answer goes to a receiver in the wall via infrared technology. </li></ul><ul><li>The receiver sends the information to a computer via USB port. </li></ul><ul><li>The PRS software displays a histogram with the breakdown of class responses. </li></ul>
    4. 4. PRS HARDWARE: Wireless Keypads <ul><li>Keypads are powered by 2 AAA batteries </li></ul><ul><li>Have their own unique ID </li></ul><ul><li>Buttons have alpha numeric values (1A, 2B, 3C) </li></ul><ul><li>Manufactured by GTCO CalComp </li></ul>
    5. 5. PRS Hardware: Receivers <ul><li>Use infrared technology similar to a TV remote control </li></ul><ul><li>One receiver can accommodate up to 40 keypads </li></ul><ul><li>A single receiver accepts one signal at a time, but multiple receivers possible </li></ul><ul><li>Accepts signal from up to 60 feet away </li></ul>
    6. 6. Additional Hardware <ul><li>Receiver connects to the computer via serial port of computer or serial-to-USB adapter </li></ul><ul><li>Receiver powered by AC power adapter </li></ul>
    7. 7. PRS Software: TurningPoint TM <ul><li>Used in conjunction with MS PowerPoint to create interactive slides </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to create multiple choice questions and identify the correct answer </li></ul><ul><li>Creates detailed reports in Excel spreadsheet form, which analyze individual sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Reports include: results by question, graphical results by question and participant results, among others </li></ul>
    8. 8. Sample question in TurningPoint slide: Which of the following keyword searches will get you fewer results? <ul><li>cognition and emotion </li></ul><ul><li>cognition or emotion </li></ul><ul><li>1 and 2 will retrieve the same number of results </li></ul><ul><li>cognition and emotion and achievement </li></ul>20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
    9. 9. Sample question with responses: Which of the following keyword searches will get you fewer results? <ul><li>cognition and emotion </li></ul><ul><li>cognition or emotion </li></ul><ul><li>1 and 2 will retrieve the same number of results </li></ul><ul><li>cognition and emotion and achievement </li></ul>0 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
    10. 10. Sample TurningPoint report: “Results by Question”
    11. 11. Sample TurningPoint report: “Graphical Results by Question”
    12. 12. Sample TurningPoint report: “Participant results”
    13. 13. Benefits of PRS for Students <ul><li>Attention-grabbing </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates technology with learning (especially good for Generation Y) </li></ul><ul><li>Student responses can remain anonymous </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates peer learning </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for non-threatening, non-graded testing </li></ul>
    14. 14. Benefits of PRS for Librarians <ul><li>Allows for automatic tabulation of responses -labor saving </li></ul><ul><li>Allows instant assessment of class strengths/weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates classroom discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates active learning </li></ul><ul><li>Can analyze individual responses to gauge teaching effectiveness </li></ul>
    15. 15. Bibliography <ul><li>GTCO CalComp, “InterWrite Products: PRS,” http://www.gtcocalcomp.com/interwriteprs.htm (accessed 3/24/05) </li></ul><ul><li>Turning Technologies,”TurningPoint Software,” http://www.turningtechnologies.com/features.htm (accessed 3/24/05) </li></ul>
    16. 16. Bibliography <ul><li>The Center for Scholarly Technology, Teaching and Learning Services, “Theme: Networked Interaction & Classroom Engagement With Personal Response Systems,” University of Southern California, http://www.usc.edu/isd/locations/cst/tlsnew/currentthemes/nice.html </li></ul><ul><li>Eric Goldscheider, “In Class, Gadgets for Interacting, and No One Need Nod Off,” New York Times , November 12, 2000. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Bibliography <ul><li>James L. Fitch, “Student Feedback in the College Classroom: A Technology Solution,” Educational Technology, Research & Development 52, 1(2004): 71-81. </li></ul><ul><li>Elisabeth Butler, “Who Wants to Be a Physicist?,” Arkansas Business 17, 46 (Nov 13, 2000): 13. </li></ul>
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