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RIPPLE
An Open Source Personal Response
System to Add Enhanced Interactivity
through a Mobile Web Application
William Myer...
Presentation Resources
http://goo.gl/JBsNa1
What is Ripple?
Ripple is an interactive
audience response system
that allows presenters to
survey audience members in
rea...
The Challenge?
• Enhance instruction by
allowing an audience to
interact with presenter
• Limit financial cost to
faculty ...
What makes Ripple unique?
• Web application
• User Centered Design
• Designed for mobile devices
• Open Source
• Extendable
Quick Preview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLT4LsJ46fU
User Centered Design
If it is not great for the individuals using the application,
then it needs to change!
Lessons We Learned…
Presenters want options…
Core Question types:
True / False
Multiple Choice
Open Response
Numeric
Varia...
Lessons We Learned…
• Chat is not always a
good thing.
• Just because the
system can, doesn’t
mean it should.
Lessons We Learned…
Less is more.
Lessons We Learned…
Usability trumps
aesthetics and technology
especially for technology
sake.
Mobile
Reference:
1 http://www.digby.com/mobile-
2 http://www.localytics.com/blog/2013/mobile-statistics/statistics/
• 56%...
Mobile
Reference:
2 http://www.localytics.com/blog/2013/mobile-statistics/statistics/
• 44% of cell phone users have
slept...
Ripple & Mobile
• Responsive Design
• Tested on multiple mobile
devices including iPhone,
iPad, and Nexus 7
• Compatible a...
See It In Action…
http://youtu.be/fA_N7SempXw
Let Try it out!
http://goo.gl/m8z6Ky
Creating a Set
http://youtu.be/eymFtt3LInA
Open Source
• Project on Github:
https://github.com/uoregon-libraries/ripple
• GPLv3 License
• Free to the World, free to ...
Why Open Source?
• Community of Support
• Community Development
• Ripple Website
http://ripple-core.uoregon.edu/
• Issues ...
Extendable
• Ripple accepts plugins
• Customize it to fit your needs
• Ripple plugin page:
http://ripple-
core.uoregon.edu...
FAQ
Is there a record of student responses?
– Yes, each session generates a report that can be
accessed by the presenter. ...
FAQ
What if I have a student that doesn’t have a
device?
– Small Group or Pair Students
– Have multiple browsers on a sing...
FAQ
If I let students use their mobile devices in class,
won’t it be a distraction?
– Maybe, depending on how you allow st...
FAQ
Can Ripple use 3G/4G?
Yes, since Ripple is just a website, as long as the
computer running Ripple has an external ip, ...
How to get started?
1. Check out the site:
Ripple Website
1. Play with it on your
own: Ripple Try It
1. Check out the plug...
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  1. 1. RIPPLE An Open Source Personal Response System to Add Enhanced Interactivity through a Mobile Web Application William Myers Asst. Director Interactive Media Group University of Oregon Libraries
  2. 2. Presentation Resources http://goo.gl/JBsNa1
  3. 3. What is Ripple? Ripple is an interactive audience response system that allows presenters to survey audience members in real time communication through their mobile devices.
  4. 4. The Challenge? • Enhance instruction by allowing an audience to interact with presenter • Limit financial cost to faculty and students • System must have custom functionality to send Open Sound Control (OSC) messages.
  5. 5. What makes Ripple unique? • Web application • User Centered Design • Designed for mobile devices • Open Source • Extendable
  6. 6. Quick Preview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLT4LsJ46fU
  7. 7. User Centered Design If it is not great for the individuals using the application, then it needs to change!
  8. 8. Lessons We Learned… Presenters want options… Core Question types: True / False Multiple Choice Open Response Numeric Variable Slider Word Cloud
  9. 9. Lessons We Learned… • Chat is not always a good thing. • Just because the system can, doesn’t mean it should.
  10. 10. Lessons We Learned… Less is more.
  11. 11. Lessons We Learned… Usability trumps aesthetics and technology especially for technology sake.
  12. 12. Mobile Reference: 1 http://www.digby.com/mobile- 2 http://www.localytics.com/blog/2013/mobile-statistics/statistics/ • 56% of American adults are now smartphone owners. 1 • 31% of adults own a tablet device. 2
  13. 13. Mobile Reference: 2 http://www.localytics.com/blog/2013/mobile-statistics/statistics/ • 44% of cell phone users have slept with their cell phone by their side so they didn’t miss a notification. 2 • The average age for a person’s first cell phone is now 13. 2
  14. 14. Ripple & Mobile • Responsive Design • Tested on multiple mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, and Nexus 7 • Compatible and tested on Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and IE 9
  15. 15. See It In Action… http://youtu.be/fA_N7SempXw
  16. 16. Let Try it out! http://goo.gl/m8z6Ky
  17. 17. Creating a Set http://youtu.be/eymFtt3LInA
  18. 18. Open Source • Project on Github: https://github.com/uoregon-libraries/ripple • GPLv3 License • Free to the World, free to use
  19. 19. Why Open Source? • Community of Support • Community Development • Ripple Website http://ripple-core.uoregon.edu/ • Issues Forum https://github.com/uoregon- libraries/ripple/issues • Contribute and help others
  20. 20. Extendable • Ripple accepts plugins • Customize it to fit your needs • Ripple plugin page: http://ripple- core.uoregon.edu/plugins/ • Plugin API: http://ripple- core.uoregon.edu/api/latest/
  21. 21. FAQ Is there a record of student responses? – Yes, each session generates a report that can be accessed by the presenter. The report can also be exported as a csv file.
  22. 22. FAQ What if I have a student that doesn’t have a device? – Small Group or Pair Students – Have multiple browsers on a single computer – Use cheap mobile device: iTouch, Kindle, old smartphone with only wireless
  23. 23. FAQ If I let students use their mobile devices in class, won’t it be a distraction? – Maybe, depending on how you allow students to use the device. Isn’t this the same problem as having a laptop in front of them?
  24. 24. FAQ Can Ripple use 3G/4G? Yes, since Ripple is just a website, as long as the computer running Ripple has an external ip, any cell data plan can be used, or, better yet, just use wi-fi (no data charges apply)!
  25. 25. How to get started? 1. Check out the site: Ripple Website 1. Play with it on your own: Ripple Try It 1. Check out the plugins. 2. Give us feedback: http://ripple-core.uoregon.edu/authors/

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