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    UniDoodle: A Multi-Platform Smart Device Student Response System – Evaluated in an Engineering Mathematics Classroom


    McLoone, Seamus and Kelly, Christine and Brennan, Conor and NiShe, Catriona (2017) UniDoodle: A Multi-Platform Smart Device Student Response System – Evaluated in an Engineering Mathematics Classroom. Msor Connections, 15 (3). ISSN 1473-4869

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    Abstract

    Most of the existing student response systems, such as clickers, have limited input capabilities, typically only offering students a multiple-choice selection. In some instances, students can input a numerical or textual response. However, mathematical equations, diagrams, etc. are all beyond the capabilities of such systems. This paper proposes and presents a novel multi-platform smart device-based student response system, called UniDoodle, that allows for a more generic and flexible input. This system consists of a student application that allows for freeform input through sketching capabilities, a lecturer application that allows easy viewing of multiple sketch-based responses and a cloud-based service for co-ordinating between these two applications. In essence, students can now respond to a question posed by the lecturer using sketches and, hence, mathematical equations, circuit diagrams, graphs, etc. are all possible on the UniDoodle system. In addition, the lecturer can now gain a richer and more useful insight to the students’ understanding of the relevant material. This paper also evaluates the UniDoodle system in a large class of first year Engineering Mathematics students. Details of the UniDoodle system, the evaluation process and the feedback obtained are all presented within.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: student response systems; classroom response systems; formative assessment; technology in the classroom;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 12024
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.21100/msor.v15i3
    Depositing User: Dr. Seamus McLoone
    Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2019 15:25
    Journal or Publication Title: Msor Connections
    Publisher: Maths, Stats and OR Network (Mathstore)
    Refereed: Yes
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