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2012-03-15 Students engaged in development of mobile SRS
Electroengineering students, active in Elektra at HiST, are engaged in the development of a mobile Student Response Systen (SRS) platform. They will work with both hardware development and programming. The goal is to design and build a complete portable SRS system, with server, wireless access point, and a battery pack. On the picture you see the first year students, Lars-Arne Larsen, Bendik Henriksen and Øyvind Schei, together with Pascal Pein and Robin Støckert from AFT.
(16 Mar 2012 - 00:16)
2012-03-15 SRS course for Sonans in Oslo

Representatives from Sonans, a group of privately owned high schools in Norway, visited the HiST stand at Online Educa 2011 in Berlin. They were so impressed by the SRS presented there, that Sonans requested an SRS course for their teachers as part of an intiative to implement the system in some of their classes.

(16 Mar 2012 - 17:01)
2012-03-14 Greek Students Explored and Used PeLe, Volos

Students from the University of Thessaly tested the Peer Learning Assessment System (PeLe) on March 12, 2012. Knut Bjørkli from HiST provided a 2 hour demo session by use of two way video to the class in Volos, which MSc. Hariklia Tsalapatas are currently teaching this semester. 25-30 students participated in the demo. At the end of the demo session, they solved a test by using PeLe at their mobile devices. This test was delivered by use of video in combination with response technology, from HiST in Trondheim, and created a lot of engagement and fun.

(16 Mar 2012 - 01:21)
2012-03-14 Response Technology Course Receives Attention in Romania

The newspaper Zi-DE-ZI in the Mures County provides (14.3.2012) a positive description of a course in use of response technology that was provided from HiST to employees at the University Petrus Major (UPM) in Romania. Two way video communication was used to transfer the course, which was organized by Knut Bjørkli, Robin Støckert and Bogdan Voaidas in Trondheim, and Prof. Liviu Moldovan at UPM.

(16 Mar 2012 - 00:15)
2012-03-07 Let Students Learn From Their Mistakes, Budapest

The Peer Learning Assessment System (PeLe), which is developed in the ongoing EU-cofunded KA3-ICT project Done-IT, is for the moment tested in higher education, high schools and vocational education and training organizations in 5 European countries. PeLe combines two main issues, which every teacher deals with: Assessment and Learning. Assessments include testing students performance and measuring their knowledge.

(8 Mar 2012 - 22:30)
2012-03-06 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference in Valencia, Spain

HiST is represented by Ketil Arnesen and Tord Tallmo in the ongoing INTED conference in Spain. The general aim of the conference is to promote international collaboration in Education and Research in all educational fields and disciplines. The conference is attended by more than 700 delegates from 70 different countries.

(6 Mar 2012 - 11:40)
2012-03-03 95 % of HiST`s reqruitment classes want to use SRS in their next year of study, Trondheim

The main motivation for starting the development of an online SRS for modern mobile devices back in 2009, was the prediction that the majority of students would have an appropriate device within a few years. In November 2011, 81% of the students in the preparatory engineer classes have access to a mobile device, whereby the majority of students used their own device. 

(7 Mar 2012 - 17:59)
2012-03-03 AV-training of personnel from Balkan

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, East Sarajevo University and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade are going to start using video in distance education. This includes for instance exchange of lessons and remote supervision of students. During the period 27.2-1.3.2012 they visited HiST in order to learn how to use state of the art video technology as a flexible training tool in distance education settings.

(4 Mar 2012 - 01:58)
2012-03-03 Mobil learning training course provided to High Schools in Trondheim

Teachers from several high schools in Trondheim attended the latest course in use of Student Response Systems. The course addressed technical issues, how to use a technology where students use their own mobile device to respond in real time to tasks provided by the teacher, and pedagogical considerations related to peer learning processes.  

(3 Mar 2012 - 23:37)
2012-02-22 The Minister of Research and Higher Education visited HiST

Tora Aasland, the minister for research and higher education in Norway, visited HiST at February 21. One of the activities included testing and exploiting response technologies. This included to use the Student Response System in a demo lecture addressing material science, where the minister and the audience tried to figure out the strength of a beam.

(3 Mar 2012 - 22:03)
2012-02-21 The Norwegian Public Roads Administration uses SRS for a two-day seminar

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) used the student response system (SRS) for a two-day seminar with around 50 contractors on February 21-22. The SRS was used to probe background information (e.g. job position and job experience of the various members of the audience), and to collect feedback from the audience regarding type and mix of  seminar topics. Furthermore the SRS was used to run factual quizzes for gauging learning and comprehension.

(23 Feb 2012 - 17:44)
2012-02-15 SRS course for the Norwegian Universty of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Sør-Trøndelag University College has provided a course in using SRS  to staff from the department of modern foreign languages at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. They are going to use SRS in an online training course for Norwegian upper secondary school teachers. 

(16 Feb 2012 - 00:37)

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