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  1. 1. Using mobile phones for text message voting in lectures<br />Susanne Voelkel<br />Daimark Bennett<br />School of Life Sciences<br />
  2. 2. Give it a go!<br />
  3. 3. People learn best when they<br />Are being told about something 20725<br />Read about something 20739<br />Try it out and get instant feedback 20743<br />Watch it on a video <br />
  4. 4. People learn best when they<br />Are being told about something 224681<br />Read about something 224682<br />Try it out and get instant feedback 224683<br />Watch it on a video 224684<br />Text a CODE to: 07624806527<br />Or tweet to @poll or use smartphone http://pollev.com<br />
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  6. 6. Using polls – what for?<br />
  7. 7. Polls can be used to<br />Get your audience interested<br />Check understanding<br />Address common misconceptions<br />Make them think<br />Self assessment and feedback<br />Evaluation<br />Instigating classroom discussion<br />etc<br />
  8. 8. Polls enable dialogue<br />
  9. 9. Participation – Engagement – Fun<br />Learning<br />
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  11. 11. Example 1:<br />Year 1: Animal Biodiversity<br />Class size ~ 200<br />Introductory lecture<br />Address misconception<br />Get them interested<br />Make them think<br />
  12. 12. Which of the following correctly represents the number of known species in each group?<br />A<br />B<br />Text code to…….<br />Code xxx<br />Code xyz<br />Arthropods<br />Plants<br />C<br />Mammals<br />Code yzx<br />Other<br />
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  14. 14. Which of the following correctly represents the number of known species in each group?<br />A<br />B<br />Arthropods<br />Plants<br />C<br />Mammals<br />Other<br />
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  16. 16. Example 2:<br />Year 2: Biochemistry<br />Class size 170<br />Self assessment/ revision lecture<br />Self assessment and feedback<br />Check their understanding<br />
  17. 17. Which of the following are membrane components?<br />Which of these combinations are correct?<br />Free fatty acids<br />Phospholipids<br />Cholesterol<br />Cholesterol ester<br />Lipoproteins<br />Triacylglycerol<br /><ul><li>A, b and c
  18. 18. B, c and e
  19. 19. B and c
  20. 20. B and d
  21. 21. B, c and f </li></ul>Code xxx<br />Code xyx<br />Code xxz<br />Code xyz<br />Code yxx<br />Text code to ……………<br />
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  23. 23. Which of the following are membrane components?<br />Which of these combinations are correct?<br />Free fatty acids<br />Phospholipids<br />Cholesterol<br />Cholesterol ester<br />Lipoproteins<br />Triacylglycerol<br /><ul><li>A, b and c
  24. 24. B, c and e
  25. 25. B and c
  26. 26. B and d
  27. 27. B, c and f </li></li></ul><li>
  28. 28. Example 3:<br />So, what did students think about the polls?<br />Evaluation<br />
  29. 29. What do you think about the use of text message polls?<br />N = 150 – 250 each<br />
  30. 30. Would you like lectures to continue using sms-based voting?<br />N=180<br />
  31. 31. Further evaluation using online survey*<br />*tick as many as applicable<br />BIOL 208, n=80<br />
  32. 32. What is your opinion of the phone polls?<br />
  33. 33. How often did you take part in the polls?<br />
  34. 34. If you do not take part in the polls, why is this?<br />
  35. 35. Sms polls<br />Students like them<br />Help with learning<br />Some find them too expensive<br />
  36. 36. How to set up a pollusing polleverywhere.com<br />
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  41. 41. What is your favoritecolor<br />Red 4708<br />Blue 4710<br />Green 4735<br />Text code to ........................................<br />
  42. 42. Some things to consider<br />Cost for the School ( appr. 90£ / month)<br />Flexibility<br />Don’t overdo it<br />“Innovation fatigue”<br />Costs for students<br />Polls need to make sense<br />Be aware of students who are not participating<br />“baseline” around ¼ <br />
  43. 43. Contact me if you want to know moresvoelkel@liv.ac.ukThe website: www.polleverywhere.com<br />

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