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Monday, August 4 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
W10: BeSocratic: A Formative Assessment System Designed to Recognize and Respond to Free-Form Student Input--CANCELLED

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BeSocratic is a flexible web-based system that gives instructors the ability to elicit, capture, and respond to students free form responses to a wide range of questions and scenarios such as student-generated graphs, simple diagrams and gestures. While instructional technology can be an important component of any course, the limitations of the interface often limit the types of questions and interactions that can be offered. However, there is emerging evidence that having students generate graphs and representations by hand is an important step in learning.

This workshop will focus on the use of BeSocratic where participants will have the opportunity to explore BeSocratic’s unique features by creating activities using the system and designing specific feedback for the various types of questions. Participants will need to bring their laptop to use during this workshop and will be provided with access to program for personal use.


Sonia Underwood

Michigan State University


Sam Bryfczynski

Clemson University

Melanie Cooper

Michigan State University

Monday August 4, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
HRY 113