• Save
AULIC Audience Response System presentation
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

AULIC Audience Response System presentation



"Using an Audience Response System to increase student engagement and participation in face-to-face teaching". ...

"Using an Audience Response System to increase student engagement and participation in face-to-face teaching".

For 'New technologies for interactivity and collaboration', Avon University Libraries in Cooperation [6 April 2009]. Delivered by Nitin Parmar.



Total Views
Views on SlideShare
Embed Views



1 Embed 150

http://theeffectiveteacher.wikispaces.com 150



Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
Post Comment
Edit your comment

AULIC Audience Response System presentation AULIC Audience Response System presentation Presentation Transcript

  • Using an Audience Response System to increase student engagement and participation in face-to-face teaching Nitin Parmar Learning Technologist [ Monday 6 April 2009 ] QR code for the presentation slides
  • Outline
    • Background
    • Institutional Perspective
    • Pedagogical influences and impact
    • Future Plans
  • What day of the week is it today?
    • Monday
    • Tuesday
    • Wednesday
    • Thursday
    • Friday
    • Saturday
    • Sunday
    • I don’t know!
  • The 44th President of the United States of America is
    • Barack Obama
    • John McCain
    • Jonathan Ross
  • And the correct answer is:
    • Democrat Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America
    • Senator John McCain was the Republican nominee for President in the 2008 election
    • Jonathan Ross is a BBC television presenter and radio broadcaster
  • Had you heard of Audience Response Systems prior to the presentation today?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I don’t know
    24 of 24
    • Allows for effective student participation
    • Immediate [anonymous] submission of responses
    • Graphical output of results
    • ‘ Raw’ response data saved
    What is an Audience Response System?
  • How can it be used to support learning?
    • Diagnostic testing
    • Monitoring understanding
    • Enabling immediate feedback
    • Promoting active engagement
    • Encouraging peer interaction
  • Institutional perspective
    • Pilot service during the 2008/2009 academic year
    • Initiative led by the central e-Learning team
    • Complements other services/projects
      • Moodle (VLE), SMS, QR Codes and ‘Tiny URL’
    • National Students Survey influence
    • TurningTechnologies’ TurningPoint
    • 5 bags of 40 clickers, each containing a USB RF receiver
    • 2 bags of 32 clickers to support the PGCE programme [Education]
    • To book the ARS,
      • Staff contact the centrally located AV team
      • Email, online form or visit the AV helpdesk
    • TurningPoint 2008, a Microsoft PowerPoint 2003/2007 plugin
    • For students and staff,
      • Available on every student facing PC
      • Can be installed on any staff PC
      • Download from ARS project website http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/ars/
    • For pedagogical advice [email_address]
    • Project information
    • http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/ars
    • Relevant reading http://go.bath.ac.uk/ars-reading
  • [ http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/ars/ ]
    • Formative assessment
    • Check understanding
    • Highlight weaknesses
    • Immediate
    • Problems class
    Case Study: Retrosynthesis [ http://go.bath.ac.uk/j9i9 ] Feedback Assessment }
    • Peer review
    • ‘ Dragons Den’
    • Group debate
    • Formative assessment
    Case Study: Entrepreneurship [ http://go.bath.ac.uk/2cbf ]
    • Staff development seminars and workshops
    In the e-Learning team… [ Lunchtime taster: What can e-Learning do for me? ]
  • FACT Students will already know the answers to 70% of all questions asked using ARS CHALLENGE Get the students to think ! This will encourage deep(er) learning
  • Internet and Ethernet
    • An internet is impossible without Ethernet
    • The Internet needs Ethernet
    • Today’s Internet depends on Ethernet
    • Totally independent concepts
    [J.H.Davenport; CM30078 Week 5]
  • I hope that made you think
    • Certainly false
    • Was false in the beginning, and may well be false again.
    • True in practice today.
    • True, but not as helpful as C.
    [J.H.Davenport; CM30078 Week 5]
    • Seek to increase uptake
    • Purchase additional hardware
    • TurningPoint ResponseWare [ http://go.bath.ac.uk/fxdt ]
    • Personalisation of ARS
      • Introduce ‘loanership’ scheme
      • Feedback available via web interface
    Where Next?
    • EVAF4All: Electronic Feedback and Analysis [ JISC funded project led by the University of Edinburgh ]
    • ‘ Engaging Student Through In-Class Technology: EVS and beyond’ SIG (ESTICT) [ University of Bath representation on the Steering Group ]
    • 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. [ http://opus.bath.ac.uk/12505/ ]
    National Profiling
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/balsamia/2439567770/ Questions?
  • Nitin Parmar Learning Technologist [email_address] http://go.bath.ac.uk/nitin Colligo: Reflections of a Learning Technologist http://colligo.wordpress.com http://www.slideshare.net/nrparmar/