Promoting active learning in large classrooms: Going beyond the clicker

Claudio Álvarez, Nelson Baloian*, Gustavo Zurita, Fabio Guarini

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Teaching and learning in most current university lectures has remained unchanged for centuries and nowadays, large lecture classes are a fact at universities. Technologies such as Classroom Response Systems have been designed to ease the adoption of new pedagogical practice in these contexts; however, these pose technological, economic and pedagogical limitations to teachers, students and institutions. In this paper, we present a feasibility study of a system that allows students to take snapshots of paper-based, handwritten solutions to a given task with their devices, and then converts this input to vector graphics that are automatically hosted in a cloud-based storage service, such as Google Drive. The teacher can then discuss students’ solutions and provide elaborate formative feedback in class. We report on the findings of a feasibility study with engineering students in Chile, which validate the practicality of the approach. After this validation we plan to integrate optical character recognition capabilities in the system, in order to support programming and physics education.
Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaCollaboration and Technology - 23rd International Conference, CRIWG 2017, Proceedings
EditoresJulita Vassileva, Sergio F. Ochoa, Tomoo Inoue, Carl Gutwin
EditorialSpringer Verlag
Número de páginas9
ISBN (versión impresa)9783319638737
EstadoPublicada - 2017
Evento23rd International Conference on Collaboration Technologies, CRIWG 2017 - Saskatoon, Canadá
Duración: 9 ago. 201711 ago. 2017

Serie de la publicación

NombreLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volumen10391 LNCS
ISSN (versión impresa)0302-9743
ISSN (versión digital)1611-3349


Conferencia23rd International Conference on Collaboration Technologies, CRIWG 2017

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Funding Information:
This research has been partially funded by the Chilean Science and Technology Commission (CONICYT) through grant FI-11160211.

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing AG 2017.


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