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Abstract Title: Student Participation Observation Tool (SPOT): Map classroom participation and identify interactions linked to positive student outcomes
Abstract: In order to make informed changes to their teaching practice, educators need access to data that indicates what is actually happening in their classroom.  To aid in this process, we are developing an application that provides instructors with an illustrative view of how students participate in their class. SPOT is a real-time computerized observing protocol built on the same platform as the Real-time Instructor Observing Tool (RIOT).  While RIOT is instructor focused, SPOT allows an observer to map out which students are participating, and how they are doing so in order to inform instructors how diverse their classroom participation landscape is.  Furthermore, SPOT is being developed to explicitly capture observable indicators for positive student outcomes as identified by the literature. Visitors will be able to try out our prototype on their smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Cassandra Paul
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
Physics & Astronomy Department, SJSU
San Jose, CA 95192
Phone: 4089245228
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Katrina Roseler - San Jose State University
Andrew Reid - San Jose State University
Mark Felton - San Jose State University
Cara Harwood Theisen - University of California- Davis