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Educational Technology supports a variety of Turning Technologies products. These products are specifically designed to enhance student learning through the use of instant polling devices such as "clickers". Clickers allow instructors to quickly gauge the understanding of students on a specific topic. If students display faulty understanding of the topic, instructors can instantly provide feedback and more in-depth discussion of the topic.
"Clickers may be used to promote learning beyond the classroom time through open-ended problems followed up at the beginning of the next lecture (the “I will” category). If we learn to optimize clicker utilization and use this technology in effective ways for student learning, clickers hold great promise and potential to become a lasting teaching tool."
-- Dr. Klaus Woelk, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Missouri S&T
Participant List Overview -- What they are and how to use them effectively.
EdTech supports the following products on campus. Turning Technologies offers more than the products listed below, but these are the only ones that EdTech currently supports:
|Clicker Overview -- Some frequently asked questions (and answers!) about personal response systems. Includes information about NXT, XR, and ResponseWare clicker systems|
TurningPoint -- Standard PowerPoint based polling system. Integrates with both clickers and ResponseWare devices (e.g. smart phones).
|TurningPoint AnyWhere -- Ask questions based on ANY Mac or PC applications, not just PowerPoint.|
|TurningKey -- Allows for self-paced testing through paper-based exams. Can be used with new or existing tests.|
|ResultsManager -- Organize and track sessions and reports in a quicker and easier fashion. Can be used to handle student device IDs and integrates seamlessly with Blackboard.|
Journal of Chemical Education: "Optimizing the Use of Personal Response Devices (Clickers) in Large-Enrollment Introductory Courses" by Dr. Klaus Woelk, Associate Professor of Chemistry