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New ELI 7 Things... Brief Explores Open-Ended Response Systems

ELI LogoAn open-ended student response system is an electronic service or application that lets students enter text responses during a lecture or class discussion. Open-ended systems give faculty the option of collecting such free-form contributions from students, in addition to asking the true/false or multiple-choice questions that conventional clicker systems allow. Such tools open a channel for the kind of individual, creative student responses that can alter the character of learning.

In the 7 Things You Should Know About Open-Ended Response Systems, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s (ELI) latest brief in the monthly series, discover how the great strength of open-ended student response systems may be that they create another avenue for discussion within the classroom.

Beginning with this release, each new brief in the ELI 7 Things You Should Know About… series will be available as an EPUB file as well as a PDF. EPUB files can be easily read on a wide range of mobile devices that support this format, including Android devices, the NOOK, the Sony Reader, Apple devices such as the iPad and iPhone, and many others.

Browse the complete 7 Things You Should Know About… monthly series.

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