Adapting an awareness tool for massive courses: The case of classON Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2014

start page

  • 24

end page

  • 38

issue

  • 1

volume

  • 20

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 0948-695X

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 0948-6968

abstract

  • In this paper we analyse the challenges posed to teachers and students in massive face-to-face classes and explore how existing solutions can be applied to these contexts. In particular, we focus on classON1, a tool that provides teachers and students with the appropriate information to make the most out of face-to-face sessions in the computer lab. classON has been well tested in small-medium face-to-face lab sessions and we discuss some of its characteristics (current ones and foreseen) to adapt it to massive courses. As a result, we provide a set of recommendations for adapting tools to support massive face-to-face learning activities. © J.UCS.

keywords

  • active learning; face-to-face teaching; just-intime teaching; massive learning environments; scalability; teacher awareness