M-enabling assessment for learning – the transformative impact of classroom response systems

Presented by: Lisa Donaldson

The education landscape has been transformed with the rise of Internet technologies leading to Web 2.0, elearning, and now mlearning. There is an expectation for teachers to incorporate these technologies to augment and transform the learning experience. Mobile technologies can offer many opportunities to develop and assess skills and knowledge. Formative assessment via classroom response and polling systems can build knowledge and engage learners. There are many free tools available to teachers that can be incorporated into classroom teaching to scaffold learning and assessment. This interactive session will demonstrate the use of a number of mobile polling applications and discuss the pedagogical affordances of their use.

Presenter Biography:

Lisa Donaldson is learning technologist with extensive experience in the application of innovative eLearning solutions to support the student learning experience. She is currently working with Dublin City University providing pedagogically appropriate learning activities for a blended Masters programme. Lisa has previously taught Technology Enhanced Learning at the National College of Ireland(NCI) and Information Systems at NCI, Griffith College and IBAT College. She has post graduate qualifications in Teaching and Learning, Computer Applications for Education and and M.Sc. in Applied Elearning.