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.

Together with Dag Willmann, the leader of the regional vocational education and training (VET) center, 14 teachers were invited to attend a course addressing pedagogical usage of the response system from HiST. Two teachers work at the local secondary school. In addition, one of the classes tested SRS in one of their lectures. 

The feedback from the students was very positive, mentioning the simplicity in using SRS, the immediate engagement created by SRS, and the new two-way feedback system for teacher-student interaction and communication.

In addition the 14 teachers and instructors signed up to immediately start testing SRS in various type of training courses. The teachers highlighted the speed and the simplicity of usage, as well as the huge pedagogical potential of using a system that provides full flexibility in usage and in feedback.


The picture shows Dag Willmann from the regional VET school, after a successful test of SRS on his Samsung mobile phone. 

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