Youngstown, OH – eInstruction by Turning Technologies, the leading partner for learning engagement and assessment services, announced the release of the QT Device, a radio frequency (RF) clicker that features a QWERTY keyboard and input capabilities. The new device facilitates richer data collection from various question types and self-paced testing mode for individual assessment. The QT Device is available to order now.

The QT provides the same, reliable radio frequency (RF) technology and features as other Turning Technologies RF keypads, but with a full, ergonomic QWERTY keyboard for easy input of letters, numbers and symbols. Detailed feedback can be gathered from open-ended questions for collection of critical data. Large LCD screen and backlight provide clear viewing of responses, channel number and battery life. Glow in the dark keyboard supports low light environments. The QT is compatible with numerous question types including multiple choice, multiple response, numeric response, true/false and short answer. Presentation and test mode for self-paced testing are available with automatic input of mode selection.

K-12 classrooms will benefit greatly from the ability to conduct self-paced testing with the QT Device. Students can use the device to navigate to any question on the test or assignment and select a response. Questions can be skipped and then returned to at the end of the test. Teachers can use real-time progress monitoring to view results and display test scores or a custom message to each student if desired. The QT Device has the largest storage capacity in the industry, storing all responses into nonvolatile memory to ensure data security and stability.

“The launch of new response tools like the QT Device is directly related to our agile approach to development that allows us to address emerging customer needs,” said Turning Technologies’ CEO Mike Broderick. “Our design decisions are grounded in market and customer feedback. Rich, QWERTY text input afforded with the QT Device creates an enhanced user experience and provides the valuable data necessary to measurably improve teaching and learning success. As the industry leader, we remain committed to innovation, product reliability and relevant solutions that fit our strategic vision.”

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About Turning Technologies:
Turning Technologies creates leading instructional, 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, over 15 million response devices have been delivered to K-12 schools, universities and businesses worldwide. As the recognized leading provider of assessment delivery and data collection systems, Turning acquired eInstruction in 2013 to expand both its market share and product offerings across all industry segments. eInstruction is a proud pioneer in education technology with more than 30 years of experience and a diversified solution set that includes innovative classroom instruction systems, interactive whiteboards, research-based software and professional development that facilitate significantly higher levels of collaboration, engagement and achievement across all stages of the learning process. Adding to its robust product portfolio, Turning also now offers the Triton Data Collection System, a technology-enabled testing solution that combines the front end ease of paper testing with the efficiencies of computer-based testing, rock solid reliability and security for various assessment and certification environments. Based in Youngstown, OH, information on Turning Technologies can be found at Follow @TurningTech.

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Andrea Jones

Andrea Jones is a technology specialist in Virginia. A former French teacher, she currently supports technology integration in a middle school.