nuKIT – an Interactive Communication Tool via Smartphone Technologies

Resource type
Conference
Author(s)
Friederike Pfeiffer-Bohnen, Fabian Kern, Lukas König and Hartmut Schmeck
Year
2013
Pages
339--349
Month
June
Publisher
AACE
Address
Victoria, Canada
Book title
Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2013
Editor
Jan Herrington and Alec Couros and Valerie Irvine
Abstract
The number of internet-ready mobile devices is steadily increasing. Today these devices are particularly well accepted among young people who build the main part of the audience in universitary courses. Using smart devices offers a great possibility to increase student-teacher interactions. In this paper, we present an e-learning tool called nuKIT (networked university KIT) which provides interfaces to smartphones and the web for establishing several types of interactions between a lecturer and the students. The tool offers students the possibility to give feedback regarding the presentation speed and to ask questions. As well, the lecturer can pose questions to the students. nuKIT is a lightweight tool which is particularly well-suited for use in academic courses, but also in related scenarios. We illustrate the technological background of nuKIT, give implementation and usage recommendations and present an evaluation of the tool originating from data collected in three courses at KIT.
Online Sources
http://www.editlib.org/p/111978
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Fabian Kern