Recently we followed up with Dr Michael Rehm from University of Auckland’s Business School, on how he uses student response systems such as Xorro Q in his courses.
Xorro-Q is a real-time audience response solution designed to make presentations, lectures and lessons more involving. Xorro-Q enables participants in any audience to interact with a presenter’s computer, using their personal browser-capable mobile devices.
NZ EdTech developer Xorro Solutions has released free access for school educators to its gamification and real-time assessment solution, Xorro-Q.
Xorro-Q enables educators in BYOD classrooms and lecture theaters to ensure the active participation of every single student in instant challenges. Challenges can be prepared ahead of time, or better, created in-class around existing resources and activities such as slide shows, videos etc.
Chatting with a customer before Christmas, he enthused on how useful it would be to have large banks of maths practice questions appropriate to his college classes. These could easily be included in contests and games which motivate students to have fun practicing algebra through the term.
Here at Xorro, from concept to reality can take a day or two… This week we uploaded 2800 linear equations problems (in five levels of difficulty) and 2095 problems around factorising and expanding quadratic equations (in 7 levels of difficulty). These resources are shared globally in your Q-Bank. It’s free for any educator to use.
Here are some great ways to use this resource:
Download and install Q-Launcher…… At the start of class…. When you want to ask a question….. Your audience answers…. Using open text answers…. <Moving on….. At the end of the session…. Download and install Q-Launcher: Let’s start by logging in to your Facilitator Home Page at http://qf.xorro.com. On the right hand side of the page, you’ll find …
Q-Launcher is the Xorro audience participation tool which runs as a floating toolbar on your desktop. Use Q-Launcher to instantly “ask” questions of your audience without leaving your slide show, video or other presentation software.
After many months of development, Xorro has launched their Q-Bank service. Now, any Xorro-Q user can manage all questions ever created for activities in Q, share these with other users (either within the Institution or globally), and import questions from other users. Tag and categorise questions so you and others will find them instantly next time; organise …
It has never been easier to instantly assess your students’ ability to interpret an image (a map, diagram, photo, x-ray etc). Xorro-Q’s “Clickable Image” question type allows you to select and import an image; click to draw “hotspots” on the image; optionally decide on scores to allocate for students clicking on the various zones. Next …
With Xorro’s latest Q-Launcher, released 26 August 2013, presenters can now display a real-time Leaderboard to add contest and game qualities to their activities.
Users of the web-based Xorro-Q audience response solution can now add images into their activities. All interaction types now support images. Audience participants receive the images on their browser devices (cellphones, tablets, i-Pads, laptops etc) and can respond to questions directly. All audience responses can be displayed in real-time or downloaded for later analysis.
From early June, Xorro-Q customers have been able to add images into their activities. All question types now support images.
The research is definitive: properly used, student response systems such as CPS enable educators to achieve startling improvements in learning outcomes with their classes. Is this surprising?It shouldn’t be. Only by adopting these solutions can educators (and the group as a whole) achieve instant regular feedback on the class’ readiness and understanding of the topic. …