Audience Response System for Innovations in Learning and Teaching Week 2010


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This session will introduce a range of tools available at the university to enable you to support and enhance the learner experience using classroom feedback technologies. In particular, the use of the institutional Audience Response System. The session will focus on introducing this technology, gaining experience of using it and thinking about how you might use it in your teaching.

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Audience Response System for Innovations in Learning and Teaching Week 2010

  1. 1. Audience Response System (ARS) for Innovations in Learning and Teaching Week 2010 Nitin Parmar Acting Moodle Operations Manager & Learning Technologist [ Thursday 25 February 2010 ] QR code for the presentation slides
  2. 2. What day of the week is it today? <ul><li>Monday </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday </li></ul><ul><li>Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Saturday </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday </li></ul>
  3. 3. The 44th President of the United States of America is <ul><li>Barack Obama </li></ul><ul><li>John McCain </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Ross </li></ul>
  4. 4. Have you come across Audience Response Systems previously, in any form? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>7 of 30
  5. 5. Prior to this presentation, did you know that the e-Learning team was leading an ARS pilot project? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>7 of 30
  6. 6. <ul><li>Allows students to participate actively in lectures, seminars, tutorials and labs </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for immediate submission of responses to questions </li></ul><ul><li>Responses are viewed as a graph </li></ul><ul><li>Data saved for later analysis by reporting tool </li></ul>What is an ARS?
  7. 7. How can an ARS be used to support learning? <ul><li>Diagnostic testing </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Providing immediate feedback [for both staff and students] </li></ul><ul><li>Keep students actively engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Promote peer interaction and support </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Revision Class </li></ul><ul><li>Exam practice </li></ul><ul><li>Pair working </li></ul>Case Study: Aircraft Performance and Design [ ]
  9. 9. <ul><li>Formative assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Check levels of student understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Identify areas of weakness - address in later Problems Class </li></ul>Case Study: Retrosynthesis [ ]
  10. 10. <ul><li>Peer review </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Dragons Den’ style pitch </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate a group debate and discussion </li></ul>Case Study: Entrepreneurship [ ]
  11. 11. <ul><li>Staff development seminars and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic ‘testing’ to assess prior knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Guide seminar content </li></ul>Case Study: e-Learning team
  12. 12. <ul><li>TurningPoint 2008 , a Microsoft PowerPoint 2003/2007 plugin </li></ul><ul><li>For students and staff, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available on every GTA and PAC PC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be installed on any staff PC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download from ARS project website </li></ul></ul>Software
  13. 13. <ul><li>4 bags of 80 clickers and 2 bags of 40 clickers, each containing a USB RF receiver </li></ul><ul><li>To book the ARS, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Hardware old style new style
  14. 14. <ul><li>A web based alternative or complement to the TurningPoint clickers </li></ul><ul><li>Can be accessed from a variety of data enabled devices </li></ul>ResponseWare Web
  15. 15. <ul><li>Visit </li></ul><ul><li>When prompted for a session ID, enter </li></ul><ul><li>416926 </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for polling to begin </li></ul>ResponseWare Web
  16. 16. How many IW2010 sessions have you attended so far? <ul><li>0 </li></ul><ul><li>1 </li></ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul><ul><li>3 </li></ul><ul><li>4 </li></ul><ul><li>5+ </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>For one-to-one advice and support, departmental presentations and/or training sessions </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Project information </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant reading </li></ul>Support
  18. 18. FACT Students will already know the answers to 70% of all questions asked using ARS (Draper 2009) CHALLENGE Get the students to think ! This will encourage deep(er) learning
  19. 19. Internet and Ethernet <ul><li>An internet is impossible without Ethernet </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet needs Ethernet </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s Internet depends on Ethernet </li></ul><ul><li>Totally independent concepts </li></ul>[J.H.Davenport; CM30078 Week 5]
  20. 20. I hope that made you think <ul><li>Certainly false </li></ul><ul><li>Was false in the beginning, and may well be false again. </li></ul><ul><li>True in practice today. </li></ul><ul><li>True, but not as helpful as C. </li></ul>[J.H.Davenport; CM30078 Week 5]
  21. 22. <ul><li>EVAF4All: Electronic Feedback and Analysis [ JISC funded project led by the University of Edinburgh ] </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Engaging Student Through In-Class Technology: EVS and beyond’ SIG (ESTICT) [ University of Bath representation on the Steering Group ] </li></ul><ul><li>Davenport J.H., Hayes A., Parmar N.R. (2009). The use of an Electronic Voting System to enhance student feedback. In the proceedings of : 4th Plymouth e-learning Conference: Boundary Changes: Redefining Learning Spaces. [ ] </li></ul>National Profiling
  22. 23. What do you think? <ul><li>I am impressed by the ARS and want to use it right away </li></ul><ul><li>I like the ARS but still need some convincing before I use it </li></ul><ul><li>I am unable to see a use for the ARS at the moment but remain interested </li></ul><ul><li>I am not interested at all </li></ul>
  23. 24. Questions?
  24. 25. Nitin Parmar Acting Moodle Operations Manager & Learning Technologist [email_address] Colligo: Reflections of a Learning Technologist