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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-020-01-0024


Adapting an Awareness Tool for Massive Courses: the Case of ClassON

Israel Gutiérrez-Rojas (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)

Raquel M. Crespo-García (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)

Carlos Delgado Kloos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)

Abstract: In this paper we analyse the challenges posed to teachers and students in massive face-to-face classes and explore how existing solutions can be applied to these contexts. In particular, we focus on classON1, a tool that provides teachers and students with the appropriate information to make the most out of face-to-face sessions in the computer lab. classON has been well tested in small-medium face-to-face lab sessions and we discuss some of its characteristics (current ones and foreseen) to adapt it to massive courses. As a result, we provide a set of recommendations for adapting tools to support massive face-to-face learning activities.

Keywords: active learning, face-to-face teaching, just-in-time teaching, massive learning environments, scalability, teacher awareness

Categories: H.5.2, K.3, K.3.1, L.3.0