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Using InkSurvey with Pen-Enabled Mobile Devices for Real-Time Formative Assessment II. Indications of Effectiveness in Diverse Educational Environments

  • Frank V. KowalskiEmail author
  • Susan E. Kowalski
  • Thomas J. Colling
  • J. V. Gutierrez Cuba
  • Tracy Q. Gardner
  • Gus Greivel
  • Enrique Palou
  • Todd Ruskell
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Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Abstract

InkSurvey is free, web-based software designed to facilitate the collection of real-time formative assessment. Using this tool, the instructor can embed formative assessment in the instruction process by posing an open-format question. Students equipped with pen-enabled mobile devices are then actively engaged in their learning as they use digital ink to draw, sketch, or graph their responses. When the instructor receives these responses instantaneously, it provides insights into student thinking and what the students do and do not know. Subsequent instruction can then repair and refine student understanding in a very timely manner.

Keywords

Student Understanding Student Thinking Summative Assessment Subsequent Instruction Clicker Question 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgments

Various facets described here have been supported by: HP Catalyst Program (FK, SK, TC, JC, TG, and EP), NSF grants #1037519 and #1044255 (FK, SK, and TG), the Trefny Endowment (GG, TR), and the National Council for Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACyT) (JC). We appreciate this generous support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank V. Kowalski
    • 1
    Email author
  • Susan E. Kowalski
    • 1
    • 2
  • Thomas J. Colling
    • 3
  • J. V. Gutierrez Cuba
    • 4
  • Tracy Q. Gardner
    • 5
  • Gus Greivel
    • 5
  • Enrique Palou
    • 4
  • Todd Ruskell
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsColorado School of MinesGoldenUSA
  2. 2.Red Rocks Community CollegeLakewoodUSA
  3. 3.Rancocas Valley Regional High SchoolMt. HollyUSA
  4. 4.Universidad de las Américas at PueblaChalulaMexico
  5. 5.Colorado School of MinesGoldenUSA

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