Using InkSurvey with Pen-Enabled Mobile Devices for Real-Time Formative Assessment II. Indications of Effectiveness in Diverse Educational Environments
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.
KeywordsStudent Understanding Student Thinking Summative Assessment Subsequent Instruction Clicker Question
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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