Students at Oklahoma City University soon might find it harder to zone out during class, while others will have few excuses for missing a lecture: Bob Greve, professor of information technology at OCU’s Meinders School of Business, created a program where students can interact with their professors during class, answer questions, and take quizzes online using their own laptops or mobile devices, reports the Journal Record. Quiz results are tallied and displayed immediately on a screen behind the professor. LiveClassTech–the brainchild of Greve–is an interactive web site that requires only students’ own laptops. Students and professors log on, and–unlike with other student-response systems that require the purchase of "clickers"–no additional hardware or software is required. "We’re taking advantage of resources we already have," Greve said. The response from faculty has been positive, and the program keeps students on their toes. "I will teach for 15 minutes and then I will throw a quiz question up there," Greve said. "The students know the questions are coming, and they get a kick out of seeing how their peers are answering." He plans to sell it to other universities for $5 to $9 per student. The fee would be paid by the school or by students. Greve said students aren’t penalized for not having a laptop in his classes, and often if only a few students in a class have laptops others will share them…

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