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Good afternoon, Colleagues! I have a question for you. While there are many of us out there using "clickers" for group testing and attendance, I am wondering if there is another "tool" that could be used with the cell phones. I have to put something in place for our new faculty orientation in 2 weeks and our HR office would like to hold the orientation in our chapel with no movement to our computer lab. Not all of our new faculty have laptops...but everyone has a computer. At the end of the two-day orientation, they want to give the new folk a test with instant feedback, following the same model as when using the "clickers." Suggestions? Thanks, in advance! Nathaniel E. Hewitt, III Vice President for Information Systems and Technology Wiley College 711 Wiley Avenue Marshall, Texas 75670 903-923-2404 (office) 903-263-9630 (cell) 903-927-2672 (fax) nhewitt@wileyc.edu Visit us on the web at www.wileyc.edu Wiley College: Home of The Great Debaters This e-mail and any attachments are intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and delete this e-mail from your system. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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We use Poll Everywhere for a variety of audience response needs at Notre Dame.  It’s free up to 40 users.  Might be worth a subscription for a larger group.

 

Message from vcatoggio@salemstate.edu

Hello
I would suggest using twitter or looking in the Apple App store for an app that does student response  
A person would need an iPad or a smart phone in order to do these things
Good luck
Jay

Sent from my iPhone

We have had very good results with Poll Everywhere at out large orientation events. 


It is not expensive, and very effective. 


Joseph Ugoretz, PhD
Associate Dean
Teaching, Learning and Technology
Macaulay Honors College
City University of New York

I should qualify why I like Poll Everywhere for this particular question.  We have used it in a similar scenario – some in audience had mobile devices, some had laptops.  It accepts responses from virtually any internet-connected device.

 

Laurie McGowan

Instructional Designer

Hesburgh Libraries

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN 46556

574-631-4406

Mcgowan.35@nd.edu

 

Nathaniel, Check out Turning Technologies, http://www.turningtechnologies.com/. We aren't using them, but I've seen their demo and have heard very good things about the company and their products/services. Good luck! Mickey ******************************************************************************* Michael R. Belote Chief Technology Officer Mercer University 1400 Coleman Avenue Macon, GA 31207 O: 478-301-2850 M: 478-719-2955 http://IT.Mercer.edu
Message from orwinr@uw.edu

I am with Laurie on this one. Poll Everywhere works via text message or any current browser. It is nice because it runs on any OS, truly cross platform, which is best for this situation

Randy Orwin
Online Learning Administrator
University of Washington Information School

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4GLTE smartphone. I blame autocorrect for all content ;-)

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Agreed, PollEverywhere is the way to go.  We just got a one year deal for $700, allowing for 200 concurrent responses and unlimited accounts for faculty.  Can’t beat that price vs clickers.  Allows for texting, tweeting, wesbsite polls.  We have faculty using it for attendance in a class of 90(!) as well as quizzes, etc.  No batteries, etc.  And all the reports, automatic grades, etc. 

 

Joanne Caione-Keating

Widener University / ITS

Instructional Technologist

(610)499-1345

 

These folks do exactly what you are looking for: http://cel.ly/

Nathaniel - I would recommend that you take a look at Poll Everywhere: http://www/polleverywhere.com You can create the poll question(s) and embed them into a PPT slide. Respondents can reply to the question(s) in real time using laptops, tablets, smart phones, or flip phones. They can then respond using text, web, or Twitter. It is free to try and has multiple plan choices when you have more than 40 respondents. I have used it in several presentations and it is an instant attention grabber, most attendees want to respond, and they (and you) can see the responses build for the various answer choices - as they are received - within the same PPT slide. It now allows for open-ended question responses as well. Thanks - Mike Scheuermann, PhD AVP - ITS Drexel University Philadelphia

Throwing out another that I heard good things about - iClicker:

http://www.iclicker.com/products/webclicker/

 

Scott Robison, Ph.D.
Director, Learning Technologies and Online Education
105 Lamson Learning Commons, MSC #47B
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH  03264
603.535.2262

 

 

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Instructional Technologies Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Victor Catoggio
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2012 3:07 PM
To: INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [INSTTECH] online testing

 

Hello

I would suggest using twitter or looking in the Apple App store for an app that does student response  

A person would need an iPad or a smart phone in order to do these things

Good luck

Jay

Sent from my iPhone


Good afternoon! Just happened to see this message and more importantly was working with a faculty member who wants to introduce clickers. Although I have only played with the first entry no my iPad, here are all the companies I found that offer for mobile technology. http://www.socrative.com/ only web and mobile devices http://iresponseapp.com/ Only PCs, Macs, iPhone, iPod and iPad http://www.eclicker.com/ Only iPhone, iPad http://www.lecturetools.com/ Developed at U of Michigan iPad https://www.classpager.com/ Uses SMS (text messaging) http://www.polleverywhere.com 12 institutions noted as using this service. Many of the traditional vendors of clickers are now offering mobile apps as well. Best regards, Art
While many people have provided lots of options for you to consider, one factor that must be taken into consideration for this particular event regardless of the product chosen is the quality of the cell signal that participants are likely to encounter in the space being used (also very true for options taking advantage of a wireless signal strength/capacity for web-based responses).

Not sure what mobile provider(s) your participants will be using, but be aware that this can impact your success significantly and I would strongly suggest testing in advance of your event and having plan "B" in the wings in the event murphy's law strikes (spoken from experience...)

Regards,
Sherri   


Sherri Yerk-Zwickl
Director of Project Management and Web & Mobile Services
Library and Technology Services, Lehigh University
shy2@lehigh.edu * 610-758-4009





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----- Reply message -----
From: "Sherri Yerk-Zwickl" <shy2@LEHIGH.EDU>
To: <CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: [CIO] online testing
Date: Thu, Jul 19, 2012 4:37 pm


While many people have provided lots of options for you to consider, one factor that must be taken into consideration for this particular event regardless of the product chosen is the quality of the cell signal that participants are likely to encounter in the space being used (also very true for options taking advantage of a wireless signal strength/capacity for web-based responses).

Not sure what mobile provider(s) your participants will be using, but be aware that this can impact your success significantly and I would strongly suggest testing in advance of your event and having plan "B" in the wings in the event murphy's law strikes (spoken from experience...)

Regards,
Sherri   


Sherri Yerk-Zwickl
Director of Project Management and Web & Mobile Services
Library and Technology Services, Lehigh University
shy2@lehigh.edu * 610-758-4009



Nathaniel, At UCLA we have built our own version of this and are calling it OPT - short for online polling tool.  We have demo of it up at http://onlinepoll.ucla.edu feel free to check it out.  OPT runs on MWF the Mobile Web Framework UCLA founded  see http://mwf.ucla.edu  We will be featuring OPT at our up coming conference in early Sept:  http://MWF.ucla.edu/conference and would live to collaborate with schools on this tool! Best Regards, Rose Rocchio Director of Educational and Collaborative Technologies, OIT,UCLA Quoting Sherri Yerk-Zwickl : > While many people have provided lots of options for you to consider, one > factor that must be taken into consideration for this particular event > regardless of the product chosen is the quality of the cell signal that > participants are likely to encounter in the space being used (also very > true for options taking advantage of a wireless signal strength/capacity > for web-based responses). > > Not sure what mobile provider(s) your participants will be using, but be > aware that this can impact your success significantly and I would strongly > suggest testing in advance of your event and having plan "B" in the wings > in the event murphy's law strikes (spoken from experience...) > > Regards, > Sherri > > > Sherri Yerk-Zwickl > Director of Project Management and Web & Mobile Services > Library and Technology Services, Lehigh University > shy2@lehigh.edu * 610-758-4009 > > > >
I have collected all the suggestions list members have sent and added them to our "Clickers" library page on the EDUCAUSE web site, http://www.educause.edu/library/clickers. Please feel free to submit more suggestions and I will add them to the list. Ckeller@educause.edu Colleen Keller Electronic Resources Librarian EDUCAUSE 282 Century Place, Suite 5000, Louisville, CO 80027 Ph: (303) 939-0309 / Email: Ckeller@educause.edu / Twitter: @EDUCAUSElibrary

I have collected all the suggestions list members have sent and added them to our "Clickers" library page on the EDUCAUSE web site, http://www.educause.edu/library/clickers.

 

Please feel free to submit more suggestions and I will add them to the list. Ckeller@educause.edu

Colleen Keller
Electronic Resources Librarian

  Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good

282 Century Place, Suite 5000, Louisville, CO 80027

Ph: (303) 939-0309 / Email: Ckeller@educause.edu / Twitter: @EDUCAUSElibrary

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Instructional Technologies Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Scott Robison
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2012 1:50 PM
To: INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [INSTTECH] online testing

 

Throwing out another that I heard good things about - iClicker:

http://www.iclicker.com/products/webclicker/

 

Scott Robison, Ph.D.
Director, Learning Technologies and Online Education
105 Lamson Learning Commons, MSC #47B
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH  03264
603.535.2262

 

 

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Instructional Technologies Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Victor Catoggio
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2012 3:07 PM
To: INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [INSTTECH] online testing

 

Hello

I would suggest using twitter or looking in the Apple App store for an app that does student response  

A person would need an iPad or a smart phone in order to do these things

Good luck

Jay

Sent from my iPhone


 

Hi!  If you are using online testing options, could you let me know what you are using, if you are pleased with the results, or if you would recommend something different.   Thanks!

 

Lori Bell

Graham Hospital School of Nursing

210 W. Walnut

Canton, IL 61520


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