The Use of a Personal Response System in Classroom Assessment
The Personal Response System technology is available at California State University Fullerton. Assessment options exist within the PRS technology including surveys, multiple choice questions and true/false options. Participants will receive information about utilizing the assessment options to measure student performance and pedagogy associated with appropriate assessment options. The workshop will incorporate concepts about how to create and write questions to facilitate the use of the PRS in a classroom setting. A tutorial approach to instruction will enable participants to create questions and practice implementing the PRS software. Incorporating the PRS during a lecture permits users to adequately measure performance, analyze responses, and evaluate data that is automatically prepared by PRS software.
Professors wishing to learn how to integrate a new technology into their teaching repertoire to assess student learning and input.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
Cynthia Gautreau is completing a doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Higher Education. Her current research focuses on technology integration, instructional design, and education technology. She currently is an Academic Technology Consultant at California State University Fullertonís Faculty Development Center where she designs, develops and delivers technology workshops to faculty.
Vince Hernandez works as a Classroom Technology Consultant for the Classroom Technology Support Center at Cal State Fullerton.
Tony Rimmer is the Director of the Faculty Development Center and a Professor in the Department of Communications at California State University, Fullerton. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level in communications theory, research methods, media survey, and in print and broadcast journalism reporting and production courses. Dr. Rimmerís research interests include the development of theory and research methodologies which inform the roles of the mass media in social, political, and professional life.