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New handset allows for free-text and alphanumeric responses and opens up opportunities for self-paced assessment

Steljes, the specialist technology provider, today announced the UK launch of ResponseCard® XR, Turning Technologies' latest version of its interactive pupil response system. The new handset will be demonstrated at the BETT show 2008, held from January 9 – 12 at London’s Olympia, on stand B51.

The new XR handset features a multi-line LCD display and alphanumeric entry system, allowing pupils to respond to questions with text or numerical answers. Building on the wide range of multiple choice options, XR provides further features to support assessment for learning by freeing teachers to ask even more creative questions through text response.

Using the new XR handsets, pupils are able to record and submit answers at their own pace, giving them the responsibility to take charge of their learning more than ever before. Each unit works independently from one another, and - when in self-paced mode - stores data until each individual finishes a test and uploads their responses.

Mitt Nathwani, Head of Product Pioneering for Steljes Ltd, the sole distributor of Turning Technologies in the UK, commented; “this new handset boasts the largest storage capacity of any keypad on the market, ensuring maximum user participation. One of its most impressive features is its compact size and light-weight design; this makes it really easy to transport the system from room to room or even during external field trips.”

Other benefits of the XR model include its durable, rugged case for maximum longevity within the school environment, as well as its simple - yet effective - battery powered operation.

TurningPoint won last year’s BETT award for the positive impact it has had on learning and teaching, its validity and reliability as well as its ability to engage and motivate pupils.

For more information, or to see the ResponseCard® XR for yourself, please visit stand B51 or contact 08450 724 800.

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About Turning Technologies

Turning Technologies develops interactive response systems using the latest software and hardware tools available and transforms them into state of the art applications for audience response. The company’s flagship product, TurningPoint® integrates with Microsoft® PowerPoint®, providing the most advanced combination of knowledge and technology currently available in the field of audience and student assessment. On the hardware side, TurningPoint’s credit card sized handsets are completely portable and easily scalable for use in sessions with up to 83,000 people, making them ideal for any type of customer.



ABOUT STELJES
Steljes Limited is a technology market development and services organisation. It sources technologies from around the world, develops support services and works with people who use them - in the classroom, in the boardroom, at home or even on the battlefield.

It's been improving the ways in which people learn and work for twenty years, working hard to make sure its products really benefit people.




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