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1 Preliminary Results of Audience Response System Use For Conceptest Evaluation in Large- Lecture Introductory Geology Classes Ann E Holmes Univ. of Tennessee, Chattanooga Ann E Holmes Univ. of Tennessee, Chattanooga

2 Acknowledgments Research Funded by NSF-CCLI Grant # Lead colleagues David Steer, Julie Libarkin - University of Akron Other collaborators Arizona State University – Steve Semken California State University, Fullerton - ? Community College of Rhode Island - Kortz University of North Carolina, Charlotte - Jake Armour

3 What are Conceptests? Multiple-choice questions used to: –Explore depth of student understanding –Provide timely feedback for students and instructors –Facilitate peer instruction and just-in-time teaching –Utilize Bloom’s Learning Domains Knowledge Understanding Application Analysis Synthesis Evaluation

4 Where Can I Find Conceptests? / Available online: conceptests/index.html conceptests/index.html

5 Large-lecture Intro Physical Geology Classes at UTC Semester class students in theatre-style room Meets 2 times/week for 1 hr 15 min. 3 exams & a final (all scantron) Multiple choice with 10 pt essay

6 i>clicker use engages students provides anonymity active learning provides practice answering questions before the exam instructor knows if material needs more discussion mages/pcinstall_08_V2.jpg

7 Suggestions for i>clicker use Provide reward points Keep reward small (mine is 2 pts maximum per session) Use similar conceptest questions on exams https://blackboard.uic.edu/bbcswebdav/users/garay/ta lks/Reach2009/reach20095.html

8 Examples of Conceptest Questions

9 Open, Closed, Isolated Systems Question #1 ind. response Which system icon below represents an isolated system? AB C

10 Open, Closed, Isolated Systems Question #2 after peer review Which system icon below represents an isolated system? AB C

11 Open, Closed Isolated Systems Question #3 similar question What type of system is represented here? a.Open b.Closed c.Isolated

12 Systems Exam Question Two systems (fishbowls with migrating fish) in the photo below are considered __ systems. a. isolated b. closed c. open d. transparent e. eco-

13 Systems Exam Question Answer Two systems (fishbowls with migrating fish) in the photo below are considered __ systems. a. isolated b. closed c. open d. transparent e. eco- 98.6% gave correct answer

14 Plate Tectonics Map #1 individual response Examine the map and answer the question that follows. How many plates are present? a. 3 b. 4 c. 5 d. 6

15 Plate Tectonics Map #1 After peer review Examine the map and answer the question that follows. How many plates are present? a. 3 b. 4 c. 5 d. 6

16 a. 3 b. 4 c. 5 d. 6 PT Question #1 Similar Concept Examine the map and answer the question that follows How many plates are present?

17 PT Exam Question How many lithospheric plates are located in the map below? a. 5 b. 4 c. 3 d. 2 e. 1

18 PT Exam Question Answer 87.8% gave correct answer How many lithospheric plates are located in the map below? a. 5 b. 4 c. 3 d. 2 e. 1

19 Earthquake Question #2 ind. response Which of the maps below best represents the distribution of magnitude 6 or greater earthquakes in South America within a decade?

20 Earthquake Question #2 peer review Which of the maps below best represents the distribution of magnitude 6 or greater earthquakes in South America within a decade?

21 Earthquake Question #2 similar question Which of the maps below best represents the distribution of magnitude 6 or greater earthquakes in North America within a decade?

22 E’quake Exam Question Which of the maps below best represents the distribution of magnitude 6 or greater earthquakes in South America within a decade?

23 E’quake Exam Question Answer Which of the maps below best represents the distribution of magnitude 6 or greater earthquakes in South America within a decade? 86.4% chose A as correct answer

24 Table of Clicker Results Plate Tect.E’quake Spring 2009 n=~70 Ind 30.5% Peer 54.0% Sim 91.5% Ind 39% Peer 81% Sim 86% Fall 2009 n=~60 Ind 30.5% Peer 54.0% Sim 91.5% Ind 85% Peer 95% Sim 82%

25 Addressing Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Through Effective Clicker Questions


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