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Ithaca College Selects Turning Technologies as Campus-Wide Clicker Provider
Turning Technologies — Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Ithaca College To Enhance Learning with New Technology; Higher Education Institution Selects Turning Technologies as Campus-Wide Clicker Provider
Youngstown, OH - June 26, 2012 - Turning Technologies, the leading provider of student response solutions, adds Ithaca College to its list of institutions to standardize support around the company's student response solutions. After the completion of an independent evaluation period of Turning's polling solution and a competing solution, Ithaca College has selected the ResponseCard® NXT as the centrally supported clicker device.
The ResponseCard NXT is Turning Technologies' newest student clicker and provides cell phone style text entry for short answer and essay questions. Combined with TurningPoint® polling software, instructors can poll within PowerPoint®, over any application, and administer self-paced testing for individual summative assessment.
In order to provide campus-wide autonomy to its student population of over 6,500, Ithaca College has standardized on a reliable and flexible technology that can be supported and represented universally. The institution's evaluation committee had several metrics in mind when piloting the clickers. However, Turning Technologies' product offering of both a PowerPoint add-in as well as "standalone" polling option was the deciding factor in the committee's decision.
"It's great to hear of our new relationship with Ithaca College. Being able to provide our technology to the future students of Ithaca College is yet another step in creating dynamic learning environments that support student performance and positively impact student retention," said Dr. Tina Rooks, Turning Technologies' Vice President & Chief Instructional Officer.
Marilyn Dispensa, Instructional Technology Coordinator - ITS said, "We believe that integration with Sakai and better hardware performance will improve the experience using clickers for both the faculty and the students."
Turning Technologies readily elicits customer feedback and takes it into consideration during the development process, creating assessment delivery and data collection solutions specifically designed with users in mind. The company remains the industry leader in higher education with more than 2,300 U.S. colleges and universities using Turning Technologies' clicker solutions. Additional growth is expected in 2012, predominately during the fall semester with ongoing pilots and standardizations.
About Turning Technologies:
Turning Technologies creates leading assessment delivery and data collection solutions for learning environments. Founded in 2002, the company began with the development of response technology that was affordable, user-friendly and better documented so that users could easily grasp its benefits. Today, more than four million ResponseCard clickers have been delivered to K-12 schools, universities and businesses worldwide. Turning has expanded its portfolio of products to include data collection systems that securely transfer digital data for various assessment, testing and certification programs. Based in Youngstown, OH, information on Turning Technologies' solutions can be found at www.TurningTechnologies.com.