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Designing a Web-Based Classroom Response System

  • Dennis Kundisch
  • Philipp Herrmann
  • Michael Whittaker
  • Jürgen Neumann
  • Johannes Magenheim
  • Wolfgang Reinhardt
  • Marc Beutner
  • Andrea Zoyke
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7939)

Abstract

It is well-established in the literature that active participation vitalizes and supports the students’ learning process much better than a traditional lecture style. One way of fostering participation in lectures is through pedagogical designs that stimulate cooperative activities among students, using classroom response systems. In this paper we present a prototypical implementation of a classroom response system called PINGO (Peer Instruction for very large groups). PINGO is offered to all instructors worldwide as a hosted service free of charge.

Keywords

Classroom Response System Live Feedback Teaching Peer Instruction Class-wide Discussion Three-Questions Sequence Approach Learner-centered Pedagogical Design 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Kundisch
    • 1
  • Philipp Herrmann
    • 1
  • Michael Whittaker
    • 1
  • Jürgen Neumann
    • 1
  • Johannes Magenheim
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Reinhardt
    • 1
  • Marc Beutner
    • 1
  • Andrea Zoyke
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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