Virtual Clicker - A Tool for Classroom Interaction and Assessment

dc.contributor.authorGlore, Nolan Daviden
dc.contributor.committeechairTront, Joseph G.en
dc.contributor.committeememberFowler, Shelli B.en
dc.contributor.committeememberAbbott, A. Lynnen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:49:17Zen
dc.date.adate2012-01-10en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:49:17Zen
dc.date.issued2011-12-02en
dc.date.rdate2012-01-10en
dc.date.sdate2011-12-10en
dc.description.abstractActively engaging students in the classroom and promoting their interaction, both amongst themselves and with the instructor, is an important aspect to student learning. Research has demonstrated that student learning improves when instructors make use of pedagogical techniques which promote active learning. Equally important is instructor feedback from activities such as in-class assessments. Studies have shown that when instructor feedback is given at the time a new topic is introduced, student performance is improved. The focus of this thesis is the creation of a software program, Virtual Clicker, which addresses the need for active engagement, in-class feedback, and classroom interaction, even in large classrooms. When properly used it will allow for multi-directional feedback; teacher to student, student to teacher, and student to student. It also supports the use of digital ink for Tablet PCs in this interaction environment.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.identifier.otheretd-12102011-161438en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12102011-161438/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/36054en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartGlore_ND_T_2001.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectTablet PCen
dc.subjectComputer-aided instructionen
dc.subjectLearner-centered instructionen
dc.subjectActive learningen
dc.subjectClassroom assessmenten
dc.titleVirtual Clicker - A Tool for Classroom Interaction and Assessmenten
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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