Get Off Your Soapbox: Engaging Students in Large Lectures

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Get Off Your Soapbox: Engaging Students in Large Lectures

  1. 1. Get Off Your Soapbox: Engaging Students in Large Lectures Susan [Gardner] Archambault Loyola Marymount University, USA
  2. 2. About GoSoapBox
  3. 3. Clickers Without the Clicker
  4. 4. Pricing
  5. 5. Step 1: Create an Event on Account Dashboard
  6. 6. Step 2: Use Moderation Panel to Configure Features & Create Content
  7. 7. Step 3: Students Join Event Using Event Access Code
  8. 8. Confusion Barometer Student View Instructor View
  9. 9. Quizzes: Formative Assessment
  10. 10. Download Activity and Grade Reports
  11. 11. Polling
  12. 12. Open-Ended Discussion Questions
  13. 13. Social Q&A
  14. 14. Advantages • Anonymous • Pre, Post, or On-the-Fly assessment
  15. 15. More Advantages • Facilitates classroom engagement and discussion • Provides outlet for peer learning
  16. 16. Possible Disadvantages • Fixed answers measure recognition, not recall • Not “authentic” assessment • Not measuring complex behavior
  17. 17. Applications for Information Literacy Instruction Multiple Choice • How would changing a limiter/ search string impact results? • Which is the better research question? • Which sources would be best for a particular info need? • Is it scholarly, popular, trade, or primary? • Is this plagiarism? Common Knowledge? • What is book’s call number • What kind of source does this citation represent? Discussion • How could we adjust this broad research question? • Construct a Boolean search for this Venn diagram • Cite this source in proper APA style • How could this search be improved? • Pick out the key concepts of a research question • Brainstorm for synonyms • Provide a sample resource and ask pointed questions
  18. 18. A Similar Product…
  19. 19. Acknowledgements Thank You: • William H. Hannon Library Research Incentive Travel Grant Contact Me: • susan.gardner@lmu.edu

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