Audience response systems such as iClicker have been successfully applied in classrooms to enhance the learning, engagement, and participation of students. Although the dedicated response device is easy to use, a few issues prevent it from being adopted at a larger scale: 1) students have to purchase and remember to bring the device to classrooms; 2) the device is not flexible to support a diverse range of questions (e.g., iClicker only support questions with a maximum of 5 answer options); 3) the device does not support two-way interactions (e.g., the device cannot receive feedbacks). To address these issues, we have built a web-based response system that can be directly used in any of the mobile devices or computers. Instructors are enabled to customize questions, view real-time response status, and send feedbacks to students.
This project is funded by the SPICE Grant (Special Projects for Improving the Classroom Environment) at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.