CLICKER SYSTEM OF EVALUATION: NEW METHOD FOR REAL-TIME CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT OF LAW DEGREE STUDENTS

P. Moyano1, J. Del Pino1, F.J. Mourin1, M.J. Anadon1, M.J. Diaz1, M.A. Capo1, M. Lobo1, J. García2, M.T. Frejo1

1Complutense University of Madrid (SPAIN)
2Alfonso X (SPAIN)
The creation of the European Higher Education Area is a major change in the concept of university education by focusing on the student as the protagonist of the process. The student learning is the primary objective. This change affects both forms of teaching and learning. The European Higher Education aims to promote self-sufficiency in student learning. To achieve this goal the introduction of new technologies in education is advocated.

We propose the introduction in lectures of law degree of power point presentations where test questions to be answered by the students using the clicker application that can be accessed via smartphones, tablets and computers are added throughout the lecture.

The aim of the integration of this application in lectures reflects the intention to continually assess students, their attention in class, their understanding of the concepts explained both in previous classes as so far in class, attendance, etc.

The benefits of the introduction of the clicker system is both economical for university because remote controls that have been used so far are not needed and for the students because they are more actively involved in class by having to answer questions while they get greater understanding of concepts by giving an answer and getting an explanation by the teacher of the reason for the answer.