Thomson Higher Ed.,TurningPoint Provide Interactive Lecture Tools

Thomson Higher Education ( has partnered with Turning Technologies LLC(, a software development company and leader in classroom-response systems, to provide interactive lecture tools to college educators. The new technology will allow students to respond electronically to multiple-choice questions, short polls, interactive exercises, and peer-review questions posted on an overhead screen.

By combining the TurningPoint  software with Thomson Higher Education’s book-specific content, instructors will be able to facilitate more interactive classrooms in mathematics, sciences, business, economics, humanities, behavioral and social sciences, as well as in high schools and career schools.

TurningPoint  integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office applications, and supports keypad or input devices such as eInstruction, networked PCs and PDAs. In addition, the program comes with ready-to-use content that is specific to Thomson textbooks and is compatible with major online gradebooks used in the academic community.

This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2004 issue of THE Journal.