FAST.Q – Feedback and AnswerSystem Technology for Questions Dr. John C. Murray – PI Peter Anderson and Boaz Yehezkel
Funding and Support• This is a student directed project funded by Student as Producer and LNCD. – Student as Producer is ... • ...different from Student as Consumer – LNCD is …. • ...focused on Technology in Education
So...what is FAST.Q?• FAST.Q is an anonymous feedback system, – this is key to adoption;• to be used by students during lectures.• Accessed via phones, laptops or other smart devices.
Other question systems.• OptiVote• Only useful for answering predetermined questions, or gauging opinion.
So...how does it work?• http://fastq.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/page/2/
So...why FAST.Q?• As lecturers it is often difficult to get students to engage or ask questions.• FAST.Q’s anonymity helps prevent students feeling embarrassed asking questions.• Allows the lecturer to actively reiterate points during the lecture that students might have problems with. – Highlighted by the FAST.Q system.
So...is it open to abuse?• Anonymity has drawbacks also: – Disinhibition.• If there is no monitoring, people will inevitably abuse the system – Posting inappropriate comments, etc.• We use OAuth to help reduce the disinhibition affect.
So...OAuth!• OAuth is used to restrict modules accessible.• Give the notion that if people abuse the system it is logged.
So… What are FAST.Q’s Objectives?• To improve student engagement – By allowing students to ask questions.• To allow the lecturer to gauge student understanding of lecture content. – By collation of questions pertaining to lecture content.• To compare success of cohorts feedback and questions over successive years.