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Mobile, Instant, and Electronic Feedback to Increase Participation and Learning in the Classroom


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This presentation talks about soliciting information from students in order to understand better how to teach them during a library workshop. It includes some ideas from the research on clickers or audience response systems. Now, with cloud computing, students can be polled with text messaging and Polleverywhere.

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Mobile, Instant, and Electronic Feedback to Increase Participation and Learning in the Classroom

  1. 1. Mobile, Instant, & ElectronicFeedback to Increase Participation and Learning in Classroom
  2. 2. Osterman, Anne C. "Student Response Systems: Keeping the StudentsEngaged." College & Undergraduate Libraries 14.4 (2008): 49-57 (50).
  3. 3. Online Surveys • Google Documents: Forms • Polldaddy • SurveyMonkey • Course Management Systems – Blackboard – Moodle
  4. 4. Google Documents—Quizzes & Surveys• Create  Form• Add title for survey• Create questions – Multiple Choice – Select all that apply (check boxes) – Paragraph – Short answer – Choose from a list – Scale – Grid
  5. 5. Google Documents: Form• Free• Unlimited responses• Results in real time• Easy to share• Multiple question types
  6. 6. Results Appear in Spreadsheets
  7. 7. Form: Show Summary of Responses
  8. 8. Text MessagingPoll Everywhere Demo Video
  9. 9. How it works
  10. 10. Freemium
  11. 11. Why use polling software?1. Combat passive learning environment2. Promote active learning3. Help with participation problems4. Provide instant feedback5. Interrupt lecture (Osterman 52)
  12. 12. Anonymity• System forces all to participate• No one gets embarrassed• Comfort increases• Interest grows = know what peers think (Osterman 52)
  13. 13. Improves commitment• “Makes them less likely to sit back. Evaluate a question and answer with engaged minds” (Osterman 52).
  14. 14. Disadvantages• Less taught• May distract instructors from teaching• Students may use them to cheat
  15. 15. Dynamic Instruction • Immediate feedback allows for on-the-spot adjustment to student needs • Increases engagement
  16. 16. Learning Outcomes• Psychology study • Still a new area of – Tested reading research in library – Corrected instruction misunderstandings • One study found that – Improved test scores traditional lecture improved studentMorling, Beth, Meghan McAuliffe, Lawrence Cohen, and Thomas M. DiLorenzo. "Efficacy of Personal performance more than Response Systems ("Clickers") in Large, Introductory Psychology Classes." Teaching of polling system Psychology 35.1 (2008): 45-50.
  17. 17. Library Instruction & Surveys• Online Surveys – Send surveys a few days before class – Find out student levels of understanding • Specific tool • Finding books, ebooks, articles, etc. • Scholarly vs Popular articles • Documenting skills • Reading references or citations
  18. 18. “Some instructors found that their first attempts in creating questions for a class were too complex” (56). —Anne C. Osterman
  19. 19. Suggested Question Types• What do you know about X? – What do you know about X? – How do you know if a source is worth using?• What kinds of materials do you think you would find in X? (library catalog, digital archives, PRIMO search, etc.)• Should you cite Wikipedia? Should you do X?• Osterman, Anne C. "Student Response Systems: Keeping the Students Engaged." College & Undergraduate Libraries 14.4 (2008): 51.
  20. 20. More Question Suggestions • Questionnaires/Surveys • Fact finding or Pre- and Post-Tests • Comprehension testing • Checking for understanding • Drill and practice • Review Games • Voting • See Heidi Adams and Laura Howard. “Clever Clickers: Using Audience Response Systems in the Classroom.” Library Media Connection 28.2 (October 2009): 54-56.
  21. 21. Library Instruction & Polling • Text messaging in class – Have you used X resource before? – Predict what happens • Boolean operators • Subject headings – Understanding of a concept or process already covered in class – Start discussions
  22. 22. Answer this question
  23. 23. Questions or Comments?
  24. 24. Thank You Spencer Jardine Coordinator of Instruction Idaho State University Pocatello, Idaho, USA
  25. 25. Thank You