Next Generation Response Systems at SDSU

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Next Generation Response Systems at SDSU

  1. 1. Next Generation Response Systems for SDSU<br />Jim Julius<br />ITS<br />
  2. 2. What is most important to you in this session?<br />Getting some background on what response systems (“clickers”) are and why faculty should be interested<br />Hearing more about the recent re-evaluation of SDSU’s standard response system<br />Participating in a demo of SDSU’s new response system technology <br />Something else<br />
  3. 3. SDSU Clicker Overview<br />2003: ENS 280 installed system<br />2005: Emerging interest & concerns<br />2006: Clicker Pickers - eInstruction2010: Reconsideration2011: Thorough reevaluation process<br />Large class appeal<br />Wide & deep adoption<br />
  4. 4. Clicker benefits<br />Students <br />feel more involved<br />are more likely to attend<br />believe clicker questions are important to their learning<br />Faculty <br />gain insight on student understanding<br />can adopt different strategies for engaging students<br />have an easy way to assign participation points<br />
  5. 5. Clicker challenges<br />Being on the spot with technology that can and does fail<br />Taking the time to gain comfort with the tech and redesigned class processes<br />Dealing with tech-challenged and otherwise disgruntled students<br />
  6. 6. In which semester do you think clicker use peaked at SDSU?<br />Fall 2008<br />Spring 2009<br />Fall 2009<br />Spring 2010<br />Fall 2010<br />
  7. 7. eInstruction Adoption at SDSU<br />
  8. 8. Which best fits your clicker “profile”?<br />Experienced and basically satisfied using clickers<br />Tried clickers but not sold on them<br />Haven’t yet tried clickers but definitely interested<br />Haven’t thought a lot about clickers<br />None of these<br />
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  10. 10. Response System Re-eval Results<br />Demo attendees providing ratings: 9 tenure/TT, 7 lecturers, 6 students, 6 staff/admin, 2 librarians<br />21/27 indicating a preference selected i>clicker<br />i>clicker highest on 10/15 of criteria<br />Overall ratings 1=excellent, 2=acceptable, 3=marginal, 4=poor<br />
  11. 11. Response System Re-eval Results<br />ITS enthusiastic about i>clicker’s focus, simplicity, & consistency across platforms<br />Satisfaction at other institutions and growing adoption within the CSU and in the San Diego region also a big + for i>clicker<br />Poll Everywhere continues to intrigue, planning expanded pilot (<10 classes) <br />
  12. 12. eInstruction Pricing<br />Lifetime clicker: $54.99<br />One-semester clicker: $39.99<br />Replacement clicker $25<br />Upgrade code $17.99<br />Lifetime code $31.00<br />
  13. 13. i>clicker Pricing<br />$42.50<br />$10 rebate for students turning in an eInstruction clicker<br />Bookstore working on developing a clicker coupon of at least $10 for students spending a certain $ amount on course materials<br />Buy-back/resale value will be near $20 <br />
  14. 14. Quick demo – i>clicker<br />Same simple tool across Mac or PC<br />Floats above anything<br />Runs directly from a flash drive<br />
  15. 15. How likely are you to use i>clicker next year?<br />Definitely<br />Probably, but need to learn more<br />Doubtful<br />No chance<br />
  16. 16. What do you think about the large base receivers?<br />Install them in classrooms and give them to professors to practice with<br />Let profs carry them as they do now – don’t install in classrooms<br />Just install them in the busiest/largest classrooms <br />Something else<br />
  17. 17. Poll Everywhere<br />Web-based system relying on student-owned devices<br />Survey results from Fall 2010: 84% of students had unlimited texting plans<br />
  18. 18. How To Vote via Texting<br />EXAMPLE<br />Standard texting rates only (worst case US $0.20)<br />We have no access to your phone number<br />Capitalization doesn’t matter, but spaces and spelling do<br />TIPS<br />
  19. 19. How To Vote via Poll4.com<br />EXAMPLE<br />Capitalization doesn’t matter, but spaces and spelling do<br />TIP<br />
  20. 20. How To Vote via Twitter<br />EXAMPLE<br />Capitalization doesn’t matter, but spaces and spelling do<br />Since @poll is the first word, your followers will not receive this tweet<br />TIPS<br />
  21. 21. Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.<br />
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  23. 23. Poll Everywhere demo<br />http://polleverywhere.com<br />
  24. 24. Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.<br />
  25. 25. Thanks – for more info, follow me to the FIT Center …<br />

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