Discipline: Computer Sciences and Information Management
Subcategory: STEM Research
Mohammad M. Fuad - Winston-Salem State University
Co-Author(s): Debzani Deb and James Etim, Winston-Salem State University, NC
To improve student’s class experience, the use of mobile devices has been steadily increasing. However, such use of mobile learning environments in the class is mostly static in nature through content delivery or traditional quiz taking. In STEM courses, we need learning environments where students can interact with the problem and faculty can assess their learning skills in real-time with problems having different degree of difficulty. To facilitate such interactive problem solving using mobile devices, a comprehensive backend system is necessary. In that regard, a Mobile Response System (MRS) software is developed, which provides faculty with the opportunity of evidence-based teaching by allowing students with interactive exercises with different learning outcomes and by getting an instant feedback on their performance and mental models. MRS is domain independent, easy-to-use, and can render interactive exercise developed by third party developer. The incorporation of MRS in the classroom reveals promising results and trends.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): This research was supported by National Science Foundation grant #1332531.
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,