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use of laptops and mobile phones significantly increase the
participation of students in their career, learning, and promotes unaun
better attention in class, a conclusion arrived experts from the
University of Michigan after applying to more than 4,000 students the
method Lecture Tools.
Devices for learning rather than distract
people were assessed for their participation in twenty classes where
use was made of Lecture Tools, which is interactive presentations that
combine the ability of laptops and cell phones, which are considered
appropriate tools for learning rather than just for distraction .
Interaction and retention
Tools designer, Perry Samson, professor of atmospheric sciences, taught
courses to hundreds of students through these elements, so that better
surrender terms retenciónen interaction and long dissertations.
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aim of Samson was "hook" young people so that their laptops and / or
mobile phones would lead not only to visit social networking sites.
For his part, who accompanied the professor in theproposal, Professor Arthur F. Thurnau Atmospheric Science Department, Oceanic and Space, said: "We''ve shown that we can."
draft version was available, in limited terms, two years ago and now is
marketed by Samson and colleagues through the company that operates
separately from the UM, based in Ann Arbor.
· Improved interface and easy connection
company improved interfaze LectureTools made the system more accessible
today, both for teachers and for students, while improving the
connection to the phones.
Supported by the network, LectureTools is a system that adapts to the disclosure of answers, notes and questions.
Instructors introduce young interactive activities to which they respond with their laptops or mobile phones.
students can communicate their concerns to their teachers or
difficulties in understanding particular slides and ask questions that
will arise as they read the learning material.
Guidance teachers visiblespara all
reported answers to the concerns of students to be visible for the
entire student body, respecting each question anonymously and everything
is saved to a file.
Students enter notes and slides have
can post their notes in the system along with the slides from the
instructor, at a time, quickly find the slides in your opinion deserve
Organization and participation
Tools generated a central site that promotes participation and exchange
students have at their disposal all the training materials, which
encourages their participation and learning organization.
For large classes: quick answers
Large classes seem small. The method increases the interaction similar to the old style. Students
demonstrate every doubt, "as if to raise their hands and each time they
do more" for the benefit of receiving a response to his approach, wide
and fast, and simultaneously spreads to other students, all with the ability to tell right away what seems incomprehensible. This
definition of the benefits of the system said Mika Lavaque-Manty,
associate professor of political science, adding: "More students raise