Iowa Central to Enhance Learning with New Technology

by Belinda Rooney
Posted on 5/25/2012


Youngstown, OH – May 24, 2012 - Turning Technologies, the global leader in the assessment delivery and data collection industry, adds Iowa Central Community College to its list of institutions to standardize support around the company's student response solutions.  After the completion of a four-month evaluation pilot, Iowa Central Community College has selected the ResponseCard® RF LCD as the centrally supported clicker device.  ResponseCard RF LCD provides students with visual response confirmation, channel setting and extended battery life.

In order to provide campus-wide autonomy to its student population of approximately 6,000, Iowa Central Community College has standardized on a reliable technology that can be supported and represented universally.  The clickers will be used in a variety of courses with more than 1,500 students expected to adopt clickers in fall 2012.  The institution’s evaluation committee had several metrics in mind when piloting the clickers.  Turning Technologies’ product offered the ease-of-use, affordability and superior product support the committee required.

Jennifer Condon, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences said, “Students’ success is correlated to their engagement in their learning and campus life. Turning Technologies provides that affordable, easy-to-use technology to engage students in both smaller and larger classes, even in workshops and special campus events. We can’t wait to assess the impact with the campus-wide implementation this fall.”

“We are pleased to enter into a relationship with Iowa Central Community College. Since day one it has been our goal to improve and redefine the student approach to learning as well as the educator approach to teaching.  Being able to provide this technology to the future students of Iowa Central is yet another step in creating improved learning gains to students and positively impacting student retention,” said Tina Rooks, Ed.D., Turning Technologies' VP & Chief Instructional Officer.

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 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.