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By Adrian Roellin

QuestionSMS is a Classroom Response System developed by NUS. It can be used to obtain real-time feedback from the students, be it in form of short informal polls or allowing students to ask questions anonymously. After a quick live demonstration, I will show how I use this tool to improve interaction with students during my lectures.

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    Using SMS to increase interaction with students during lectures Using SMS to increase interaction with students during lectures Presentation Transcript

    • Using SMS to increase interaction with students during lecturesWho? Adrian R¨llin oFrom? Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, NUSWhen? BuzzEd, 5th January 2012
    • questionSMSWhat is questionSMS?How does it work?How do I use it?Why do I use it?
    • questionSMS What is questionSMS? How does it work? How do I use it? Why do I use it? Some - Assistant Professorbackground - Class size from 80-200 - 3rd and 4th year students - Maths and Stats students are not very interactive
    • What is questionSMS?.
    • What is questionSMS?.In class, answers are anonymous.
    • What is questionSMS?.
    • What is questionSMS?.
    • How does it work?Let’s do it! - Free Text Question - Multiple Choice Poll
    • How do I use it?- One qSMS question “General questions” is always open with a standard code (via iPad)- Polls for quizes to test the students intuition- Polls for quizes to test the material at the end of a lecture- Polls to ask general questions about the lecture (e.g. “too fast”, “just right”, “too slow”)
    • Why do I use it?Some reasons - Increases interaction, more questions I use qSMS - Allows for immediate feedback (c.f. raising hands) - Changes style and pace from time to time - Very easy to use, may actually reduce the workload - It’s developed at NUS and my feedback does not end up in the dust bin
    • Why do I use it? Some points - Feedback is not representative!to think about - Depends on the class whether it’s fun to use - Needs a critical mass to work, otherwise it’s not really anonymous - The reception can be bad in some of the lecture theatres (e.g. LT21)
    • Thanks for listening!