Mobile Response System: Interactive Problem Solving in the Classroom
Mobile Response System (MRS) facilitates anonymous communication, interaction and evaluation of in-class interactive problem solving activities using mobile devices. MRS enables a feedback-driven and evidence-based teaching methodology, which is important to enhance student learning in STEM and engineering disciplines. MRS allows the instructor to dynamically prompt the learners with problem solving apps, synchronized with the lecture material in their mobile devices. Learners are then able to actively interact with the different stages of the problem and send their solutions back to the faculty computer. MRS then facilitates grading of the exercises by comparing the learner made sequence of interactions with the correct sequence of interactions. MRS is designed to be independent of any interactive problem or its domain and transparent to the end user. Therefore, it allows easier integration of interactive activity apps developed by others and therefore can be valuable beyond computer science.