TECHNOLOGY AND KINESIOLOGY EDUCATION: BYOD IN LARGE COURSES
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNITED STATES)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN15 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:In any educational discipline, the value of assessments and the transfer of knowledge determine learning outcomes for students. Within any assessment exercise, there is the possibility of increasing the faculty-to-student interaction through timely feedback and support. Additionally, there is a similar potential for an increased student-to-content interaction through the use of multimedia in the testing materials. The use of exams is just one type of assessment used to foster the retention and understanding of the course materials.
Faculty can utilize technology for the purpose of supporting and enhancing the transfer of knowledge for collaboration and educational discourse by using various pedagogical practices in teaching and learning. The concept of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) describes an innovative use of technology occurring in higher education. As students introduce their own mobile devices within the classroom, an opportunity is created for the faculty to embrace and incorporate these personal devices for student engagement.
This presentation outlines how a group of Kinesiology faculty teaching large classes (>180 students) embraced the BYOD concept for administering proctored online course exams delivered in the classroom. The presentation will showcase the lessons learned, how to address the concerns of different stakeholders, and steps institutions can take to support all students with or without mobile devices.
Keywords: Bring Your Own Device, BYOD, Kinesiology, iPad, Tablet device, Online exams, testing, assessment.