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Presentation on the MOARS Peer Assessment Module, Thursday 5 June 2014 in Amsterdam PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bill Pellowe   
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:22

NewsOn June 5th, Trevor Holster, J. Lake and Bill Pellowe will give a paper on the Peer Assessment add-on for MOARS at the 36th Language Testing Research Colloquium (4-6 June 2014) in Amsterdam.

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MOARS v 0.8.4 Released PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bill Pellowe   
Saturday, 31 March 2012 13:26

NewsMOARS version 0.8.4 was released today. MOARS is the free, open-source Mobile Audience Response System for students to use with iPod Touch, iPhones, and other mobile browsers. This update from 0.8.3 adds an "Export to Word" to quizzes (which was available as a plug-in for previous versions), fixes some minor bugs, and contains a number of edits to various "help" sections. Please see the downloads section for details and links.

 
Workflow: Giving a Survey PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bill Pellowe   
Monday, 19 July 2010 17:47

This article describes my in-class workflow when giving the students a survey . This article assumes that the survey is ready for the students. What I do: the students take the survey, and we go over it in class. I give participation points to the students who've submitted answers. This article explains this process in more depth, including what you're supposed to click in the teacher's administration area.

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Workflow: Giving a Quiz PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bill Pellowe   
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 14:48

This article describes my in-class workflow when giving the students a quiz. This article assumes that the quiz is ready for the students. What I do: the students take the quiz, I add the points to the gradebook, then I review the quiz. Later, if we have more than one quiz that class, I'll edit the gradebook to excuse absences for one of them. This article explains this process in more depth, including what you're supposed to click in the teacher's administration area.

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MOARS Feature Overview PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bill Pellowe   
Thursday, 27 May 2010 05:54

This is an overview of the features of MOARS (Mobile Audience Response System) v 0.8.3. MOARS is the free, open-source Mobile Audience Response System for students to use with iPod Touch, iPhones, and other mobile devices.

MOARS is designed to be used with students as a classroom response system and/or a mobile homework system. This is not an iPhone app -- the students use mobile web-based browsers to take quizzes and surveys. Even though the system is designed to be used with Safari on iPod Touch or iPhone, students have accessed the system from other mobile browsers and indeed, from regular computers as well.

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Workflow: Lockstep Quizzes and Surveys PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bill Pellowe   
Monday, 07 June 2010 15:16

In a previous article, I discussed the workflow of giving a MOARS quiz to students in class. In that scenario, students went though a quiz at their own paces, albeit within a set time limit. In this article, the students are all accessing the same question at the same time. First, I'll go over some reasons why you might want to do this, and then I'll go through the workflow.

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User-Centered Design: Fewer Words the Better PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bill Pellowe   
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 16:57

When you reach the "Create a quiz" page in the Teacher Area, the quiz is already filled-in with a very simple question ("Answer the teacher's question") and five options (A, B, C, D, E). Why is it already filled-in with such a simple format? There's a short answer, and there's a long answer. Short answer: The more of the total that students can see in a single screen, the better. Instead of a long answer, this article gives you a medium-length answer.

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