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  1. 1. Who wants to liven up their Library? <ul><li>Lis Parcell & Karl Drinkwater </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning Advisors (Learning Resources) </li></ul><ul><li>RSC Wales </li></ul>
  2. 2. What’s your position on voting systems? <ul><li>A) I’m completely new to the topic </li></ul><ul><li>B) I’ve used one to vote, but not created any lessons </li></ul><ul><li>C) I already use a voting system in my job </li></ul><ul><li>D) I’m not interested - how long is it till tea and cakes? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Different terminology Polling system PRS - Personal Response System Student response system Clickers Audience participation /response system Voting system - EVS Zappers
  4. 4. What’s in a voting system? <ul><li>Software running on teacher’s computer </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless handsets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrared OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio-frequency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Receiver attached to computer </li></ul>Image copyright HEFCE
  5. 5. Some suppliers in the UK education market
  6. 6. Library uses for voting systems <ul><li>Induction </li></ul><ul><li>Information literacy sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups/market research </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development </li></ul><ul><li>Event evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Decision-making </li></ul>
  7. 7. Example: Swansea College
  8. 8. Learning Advantages <ul><li>Active learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aids concentration, interactivity, Variety, Competition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Instant feedback </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess prior knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify areas where students need more help </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anonymity if required </li></ul><ul><li>Provoke discussion </li></ul><ul><li>“ Community building” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Indirect benefits <ul><li>Can encourage lecturer interest </li></ul><ul><li>Good PR </li></ul><ul><li>Can prompt you to review / improve your teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Increases rapport with students </li></ul><ul><li>Can help you learn more about your students </li></ul><ul><li>Can increase enjoyment for the teacher </li></ul>
  10. 10. Watchpoints 1 <ul><li>If buying </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Variety of systems on the market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost and ownership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nature of your users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing technology </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Watchpoints 2 <ul><li>Staff training </li></ul><ul><li>May need to adapt existing teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Designing questions can be timeconsuming </li></ul><ul><li>Set up time may be required </li></ul><ul><li>Need to blend with other techniques </li></ul>
  12. 12. Example: University of Wales Aberystwyth
  13. 13. What’s your view on voting systems now? <ul><li>A) I already use one </li></ul><ul><li>B) I would definitely like to explore further </li></ul><ul><li>C) Definitely not for me! </li></ul><ul><li>D) Not sure </li></ul>
  14. 14. More information <ul><li>Karl Drinkwater </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Lis Parcell </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>RSC Wales </li></ul><ul><li>www.rsc-wales.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Tel 01792 295959 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious/lisparcell/voting_systems </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious/lisparcell/Gregynog </li></ul>

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