2015 ETOM Fall Conference
Polling Tools for Formative Assessment

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Who: Dr. Julia VanderMolen, Assitant Professor-Allied Health Sciences, Grand Valley State University
When: November 6th, 2015
Where: Allendale, MI

Session Handout: 2015 ETOM Fall Conference-Polling Tools for Formative Assessment pdf format


Audience response systems (ARS) are designed to increase student interaction, collect assessment data, provide each user immediate feedback, and generate higher ordered thinking and discussions.  ARS’s such as handheld clicker systems (i.e., iClickers) are now being supplemented by web-based response systems, which allow students to use mobile technology to responds to questions posed by the instructor (Educause Learning Initiative, 2011). The web-based nature of these new tools makes it possible to even use them in distance education

Session Objectives

  • Participants will learn the benefits of using audience response tools for formative assessment.
  • Participant will learn a variety of audience responses tools for the classroom.

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