During a recent conversation with a colleague at City University London, I was pointed to a recently produced video by the Education Support Team in the Schools of Arts and Social Sciences on the use of a TurningPoint-based Electronic Voting System (EVS).
The Education Support Team interviewed Dr Kielan Yarrow, Deputy Undergraduate Course Director, who spoke on his experiences of using EVS to support learning and teaching.
Dr Yarrow drew on his own practise to highlight some key points during this video as to why one might consider engaging with the technology to support their teaching. These included:
- The EVS can be to maintain student attention, by enabling an (interactive) review of what they’ve just learnt.
- The EVS enables immediate feedback to the lecturer as to whether or not the students have taken in the previous part of the lecture.
- It provides a mechanism to quickly assess students’ understanding of a given topic at the beginning of the lecture.. .and provide students with some feedback on where they are both individually, and in relation to the rest of the cohort.
- It is possible to gain feedback on some issues that students may not feel comfortable feeding back on within an open forum.
The full video, which explores the points above in more depth, can be found at: http://drgn.in/liqrHP
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