SMILE - SMARTPHONES IN LECTURES - Initiating a Smartphone-based Audience Response System as a Student Project

Linus Feiten, Manuel Buehrer, Sebastian Sester, Bernd Becker

Abstract

In this position paper we are presenting the recent progress in developing our audience response system, SMILE, whose aim is to bring more interactivity into academic lectures. Development started in December 2010 with a programming task force of undergraduate Computing Science students. The constant integration of students as developers is a main concept of SMILE. A first prototype included a multiple-choice quiz module and a slider-based real-time feedback module. The client runs as a native Android-smartphone/tablet app or as a JavaScript web-browser application on any platform. In the winter semester 2011/2012 we have been applying the prototype permanently in a first year Computing Science lecture with approx. 90 attending students. This has been accompanied by a formative evaluation in cooperation with learning psychologists. Final results of the evaluation will be subject to a later publication later. Here we are sharing first tendencies already observable and details of the conception and the ongoing development phases.

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Feiten L., Sester S., Buehrer M. and Becker B. (2012). SMILE - SMARTPHONES IN LECTURES - Initiating a Smartphone-based Audience Response System as a Student Project . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-06-8, pages 288-293. DOI: 10.5220/0003958802880293


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu12,
author={Linus Feiten and Sebastian Sester and Manuel Buehrer and Bernd Becker},
title={SMILE - SMARTPHONES IN LECTURES - Initiating a Smartphone-based Audience Response System as a Student Project},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2012},
pages={288-293},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003958802880293},
isbn={978-989-8565-06-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - SMILE - SMARTPHONES IN LECTURES - Initiating a Smartphone-based Audience Response System as a Student Project
SN - 978-989-8565-06-8
AU - Feiten L.
AU - Sester S.
AU - Buehrer M.
AU - Becker B.
PY - 2012
SP - 288
EP - 293
DO - 10.5220/0003958802880293