Mobile Response Technology Platform, Trondheim

2012-03-30

Three first year engineering students from HiST are currently in the process of constructing a mobile platform that may be used to make solutions like the  Student Response System or the Peer Learning Assessment System available in areas that are not connected to Wi-Fi nettworks. The picture shows a prototype. It contains a complete portable response technology system with server, wireless access point and battery pack with charger. 

The users of the system, may easily connect their wireless handheld device like a Smartphone, iPod, iPad, PC or Mac, to the mobile response technology system platform, and immediately participate and respond to multiple-choice questions. The results from a poll are for instance shown on a computer screen. In this way teachers and instructors may use response technology in outdoor activities, in the workshop, or in areas without Internet connection. 

The mobile response technology system is designed to fulfill certain goals:

  • Easy to set up and use
  • Have the capacity to manage a class of students/pupils
  • Battery for outdoor use
     

   On the picture you see the first year students, Lars-Arne Larsen, Bendik Henriksen and Øyvind Schei with the mobile response technology platform that they have constructed. They will during the next weeks carry out several usability tests in order to verify and document the lifetime of the battery, the voting capacity, and the stability of the prototype. Their next step will be to reduce the size of the mobile response technology platform. 

  This picture shows an example of the three main components: a mobile device like an iPhone is connected to the mobile response technology platform. The results from a small test that has been solved by using PeLe, is shown on the laptop screen. 

Robin Støckert and Pascal Pein from HiST have supervised the students.
30.3.2012

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