Evaluating Lectures Through the Use of Mobile Devices - Auditorium Mobile Classroom Service (AMCS) as a Means to Bring Evaluation to the Next Level

Felix Kapp, Iris Braun, Tenshi Hara

Abstract

For lecturers at universities timely feedback from their students is very important in order for them to improve their teaching with adaptations targeted at the students’ requirements. Classical evaluation methods address overall evaluations at the end of a semester, commonly with paper-based questionnaires. However, this does not provide direct benefit to the students of that course as adaptations will most likely be carried over into the next iteration of the same course. For this reason, students’ motivation to participate in these surveys decreases over time. Therefore, we propose a tool support for continuous evaluation during the conduct of a course available the whole semester, including direct feedback during the lecture, formative evaluation during the entire course, and a summative evaluation at the end of the course or semester. For that purpose, we expanded the functionality of the interactive Auditorium Mobile Classroom Service (AMCS), which was developed to support students in self-regulated learning (SRL) processes during classical university lectures. In the present article the concepts and features of AMCS for evaluation are described. Furthermore, we report first experiences from a field test in two university lectures.

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Kapp F., Braun I. and Hara T. (2016). Evaluating Lectures Through the Use of Mobile Devices - Auditorium Mobile Classroom Service (AMCS) as a Means to Bring Evaluation to the Next Level . In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-179-3, pages 251-257. DOI: 10.5220/0005811202510257


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu16,
author={Felix Kapp and Iris Braun and Tenshi Hara},
title={Evaluating Lectures Through the Use of Mobile Devices - Auditorium Mobile Classroom Service (AMCS) as a Means to Bring Evaluation to the Next Level},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2016},
pages={251-257},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005811202510257},
isbn={978-989-758-179-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Evaluating Lectures Through the Use of Mobile Devices - Auditorium Mobile Classroom Service (AMCS) as a Means to Bring Evaluation to the Next Level
SN - 978-989-758-179-3
AU - Kapp F.
AU - Braun I.
AU - Hara T.
PY - 2016
SP - 251
EP - 257
DO - 10.5220/0005811202510257