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2013-05-02 Students results from worst to best by using SRS

The class with the lowest exam score used SRS and transformed into the very best one. In addition twice as many students were recruited from this class to further studies at HiST.

(3 May 2013 - 11:27)
2013-04-25 The Nordic Physics Days, June 12-14, 2013

Teaching physics with a webbased student response system; four years of experience from HiST is going to be presentet at the third joint meeting of the Nordic Physical Societies. It is The Department of Physics at Lund University that hosts the meeting. The Nordic Physics Days is a conference both for researchers and teachers in physics. Physicists from Scandinavia are going to attend the conference.

(25 Apr 2013 - 23:04)
2013-04-22 Active Learning. Response in 1-2-3

In the first week of June, HiST will be organizing 4 seminars and workshops in Moscow, Krakow and at Oppdal, Norway, and will also provide a presentation at an international conference that highlights Response in 1-2-3; Active Learning by use of Mobile Learning Tools.

(22 Apr 2013 - 08:10)
2013-04-18 First off with laptops, first off with mobiles

10 years ago, Hitra high school in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway, pioneered laptops to their students. Yesterday, the rector Per I. Christensen (picture on the left hand side) and his staff decided to start applying mobile learning, and use the online Student Response System (SRS) from HiST. Ca 170 students study at this school.

(19 Apr 2013 - 10:43)
2013-04-17 iLike

Last week, the partners in the iLike pilot project met in Trondheim.  iLike proposes to develop and validate a new method that uses mobile technology as a catalyst for learning languages. Our partners are Centrum for Flexible Learning (CFL) in Søderhamn, Sweden, Drincka Pavlovic secondary school in Belgrade, Serbia, and University of Thessaly in Volos, Greece.

(22 Apr 2013 - 08:11)
2013-04-11 SRS and PELE at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway

Interview with Sturla Rolfsen, vice dean at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, the largest university college in Norway. 

(17 Apr 2013 - 23:44)
2013-04-11 SRS demonstrated at the Ministry of Education and Research, Oslo

Knut Bjørkli and Roger Bergh were invited to the Ministry of Education and Research in Oslo on Thursday April 11th. Addressing the European challenges regarding high dropout rate of students and poor exam results, the online Student Response System (SRS)  was presented as a useful tool for enhancing interaction and engagement in classes, both for the students and the teachers.

(17 Apr 2013 - 13:45)
2013-04-11 Evaluating Quality in Professional Training Programs

Mobile technology in combination with immediate feedback mechanisms is pushing instruction in the classroom. The innovation process in the ongoing iQVet project develops and validates new evaluation models that introduce assessment for learning by using students' own mobile devices. The project constructs a new evaluation framework that extends Kirkpatricks's learning evaluation model, tests it in new teaching environments, and measures the learning effect at the end. 

(11 Apr 2013 - 23:02)
2013-04-10 Maximising the social media presence in R&D projects

How may you improve web strategies and maximize the social media presence of LLP projects? Dr. Katerina Zourou, the project manager of the Web2LLP project, visited HiST this week. This ongoing project addresses how research and development projects may ensure full integration of improved web strategies containing social media within their exisiting dissemination strategies. 

(12 Apr 2013 - 09:56)
2013-04-09 Smart evaluation

When holding short courses (2-3 days), it's difficult for instructors and teachers to find answers to questions like

 -  How successful is/was my teaching?
 -  How well do/did the students learn the subject taught?
 -  How much do/did the students learn of the subject taught?

The ongoing iQVET project is currently developing a solution to this challenge.

(10 Apr 2013 - 14:09)
2013-04-06 Mobile Learning in Russia

Prof. S. Titova from Lomonosov Moscow State University (LMSU), which is the largest university in Russia, visited recently HiST. The visit was part of the ongoing mLearn project, which is a collaboration between HiST and LMSU. One of the goals of this project is to investigate the possibility of establishing a long-term cooperation between the two institutions within the field mobile learning.

(8 Apr 2013 - 11:51)
2013-04-03 Video snapshots

HiST uses video as a regular communication tool in projects. Today, for instance, professional video systems were used to organize a TITUS project meeting between HiST and staff from Romania and Frøya. Afterwards we used Skype to organize an intermediate VET2EDU project meeting between HiST and personnel in Zagreb, Croatia. This is a time- and cost efficient communication and collaboration method. 

(3 Apr 2013 - 22:53)

SRS 2.0, PELE 1.5, Eval 1.0 and iLike 1.0 are available for use.