SLAM 2/8/2012 USE Lab
students who answered incorrectly can be grouped with students who answered the question correctly. Learning Catalytics generates these matches automatically and then sends instructions to individual users on how to form groups. It might send an instruction to a student’s device saying, “Discuss your answer with Guthrie Andres, behind you.” After discussing, students can submit a second round of responses to show changes in understanding. After the professor closes a question, students can send a message to the professor if they still don’t understand.
These grouping features are notable because they make Learning Catalytics more than a simple response system. This is a system for managing student interactions, monitoring student understanding, and teaching using peer interaction.
when students come into class and log into Learning Catalytics, they’ll be asked what seat they are sitting in
SLAM 2/14/14 – Eric Mazur, Catalyzing Learning Using Learning
Introduction to Learning Catalytics
Fundamentally, by allowing faculty to ask questions and view feedback in realtime in a graphical representation of their students’ comprehension of the material, Pearson is adding an important new service layer for in-class feedback and communication.