INGOPeer Instruction forvery large groupsWolfgang Reinhardt, MichaelSievers, Johannes Magenheim,Dennis Kundisch, PhilippHerrmann, Marc Beutner andAndrea ZoykeUniversity of Paderbornhttp://firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Peer Instruction• cooperative teaching-learning strategy• similar to ask-the-audience lifeline in Who want’s to be a Millionaire?• substantially enhanced learning success• several empirical and anecdotal evidences (see our papers on the topic)INGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
new topic Brief introduction lecture (10 - 15 minutes) repeat the voting Multiple choice question Students vote correct answers correct answers correct answers < 30% 30% - 80% > 80% Peer discussion (2 -3 Short discussion about Another version of the mins): students try to remaining introduction lecture convince each other misconceptions General Process of PIINGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
PI in very large groups (300+ students) Several reasons preventing widespread use of PI in very large groups 1.High one-oﬀ expenditure 2.Catalog of questions 3.Clickers 4.Costs 5.Installation 6.Conﬁguration 7.Exclusive useINGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
1. High one-off expenditure An existing course design must be adapted to the use of the PI method.INGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
2. Catalog of questions Except for some areas of natural science there are no existing and freely available or purchasable catalogs of questions that can be used with the PI methodINGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
3. Clickers Distributing and collecting the clickers in courses with about 100 students is very complex; at present it is impossible in courses with over 250 students. The risk that clickers are forgotten, lost or taken is rising with increasing group size.INGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
4. Costs The clickers and especially the receiving device are very expensive.INGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
5. Installation First, an extensive installation of software on the laptop of the lecturer is required. In addition, the software installation is not possible for all operating systems and the integration of the application in Microsoft PowerPoint does not work in all existing versions of Microsoft OﬃceINGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
6. Conﬁguration The preparation of the very detailed conﬁgurable software for the usage in a lecture causes high setup costs for lecturers. Moreover, the usage of the software cannot be adapted dynamically during the lecture.INGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
7. Exclusive use The use is exclusive, i.e. when the clicker are being used in a lecture, they cannot be used in another lecture or course.INGO: Peer Instruction for very large groups
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