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Interactive teaching and learning with smart phone app in Optoelectronic Instruments course
Author(s): Yao Hu; Qun Hao; Ya Zhou; Yifan Huang

Paper Abstract

Optoelectronic Instruments is a comprehensive professional course for senior students majored in optical engineering and similar specialties. Due to the low lecturer/ student ratio, typically less than 1:100, most of the students gave up the chance of one-to-one communication with the lecturers even when they were confused about the principle or applications of the instruments. A smart phone App Rain Classroom associated with messaging App Wechat is introduced. It enables the lecturers to receive instant feedback from students through bullet screen, push preview and review materials and post in-class quiz. Investigation also shows that 76% of the students enjoyed the new interactive tool, acknowledging its help in understanding the topic better, improving in-class interaction, and after class communications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10452, 14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2017, 104521U (16 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2269504
Show Author Affiliations
Yao Hu, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Qun Hao, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Ya Zhou, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Yifan Huang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10452:
14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2017
Xu Liu; Xi-Cheng Zhang, Editor(s)

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