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Developing electronic classroom response apps for a wide variety of mobile devices. Insights into the PINGO project

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  • 1. Developing electronic classroom response apps fora wide variety of mobile devices.Insights into the PINGO projectMichael Sievers, Wolfgang Reinhardt,Dennis Kundisch, Philipp HerrmannUniversity of Paderborn (Germany)
  • 2. Not Yet Another Classroom Response System...
  • 3. What is Peer Instruction• cooperative teaching-learning strategy• similar to ask-the-audience lifeline in Who want’s to be a Millionaire?• substantially enhanced learning success• several empirical and anecdotal evidences (see our papers on the topic)INGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
  • 4. n ot yet usedin very large Brief introduction lecture (10 - 15 minutes) new topic g roups repeat the voting Multiple choice question Students vote correct answers correct answers correct answers < 30% 30% - 80% > 80% Peer discussion (2 -3 Short discussion about Another version of the mins): students try to remaining introduction lecture convince each other misconceptions General Process of PIINGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
  • 5. PI in very large groups (300+ students)1.High one-off expenditureINGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
  • 6. PI in very large groups (300+ students)1.High one-off expenditure2.Catalog of questionsINGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
  • 7. PI in very large groups (300+ students)1.High one-off expenditure2.Catalog of questions3.ClickersINGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
  • 8. PI in very large groups (300+ students)1.High one-off expenditure2.Catalog of questions3.Clickers4.CostsINGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
  • 9. PI in very large groups (300+ students)1.High one-off expenditure2.Catalog of questions3.Clickers4.Costs5.Installation INGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
  • 10. PI in very large groups (300+ students)1.High one-off expenditure2.Catalog of questions3.Clickers4.Costs5.Installation6.Configuration INGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
  • 11. PI in very large groups (300+ students)1.High one-off expenditure2.Catalog of questions3.Clickers4.Costs5.Installation6.Configuration7.Exclusive use INGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
  • 12. Goals & constraints of the PINGO development• support as many mobile devices as possible• support at least 5000 requests/sec in the backend• push new questions to the mobile devices• sync timers between backend and mobile devicesINGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
  • 13. Support as many mobile devices as possible• goal: Android 1.6 and Symbian S60 3rd edition• no native applications (iOS, Android, Blackberry, Symbian ...)• no multi-platform application (PhoneGap, Appcelerator Titanium ...)• web-based application • most devices and OS while minimizing development efforts • powerful browsers capable of JavaScript, CSS, HTML • no download needed, type in URL or scan QR codeINGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
  • 14. Scalable backend architectureINGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
  • 15. Oddities of web-based applications• JQuery mobile, Dojo mobile, Twitter Bootstrap not fully supported on legacy devices • missing CSS features • no support for animated GIFs (spinner replacement)• much less control over the device’s status • change of power state cannot be interrupted or even handled • existing Socket.IO connections regularly droppedINGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
  • 16. Let’s give it a try ... http://pingo.upb.de/6837 What is the author with the most publications in mLearn history? A) Marcus Specht C) Claire Bradley B) John Traxler D) Mike SharplesINGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
  • 17. PINGO’s answer to the identified issues1.High one-off expenditure2.Catalog of questions3.Clickers4.Costs5.Installation6.Configuration7.Exclusive use INGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
  • 18. PINGO is free to use by anyone• PINGO introduction video http://youtu.be/aZC3NnUqZcs• Peer Discussion tutorial video http://youtu.be/sMyqBg_z-1Y• Sign up for PINGO at http://pingo.upb.de/users/sign_up • no strings attached
  • 19. wolfgang reinhardt university of paderborn social media snatwitter recommendations awarenessresearch networks bibliometrics artefact-actor-networks ginkgo research 2.0 www.isitjustme.de www.ginkgosem.com @wollepb @wollepb @wolfgang.reinhardt @wollepb @wollepb @wolfgang.reinhardt @wollepb @wollepb @wollepb

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