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Audience Response System presentation for PGCE Tutors at the University of Bath, Wednesday 26 November 2008. Delivered by Nitin Parmar and Gemma Cranston.

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  1. 1. Audience Response Systems (ARS) Nitin Parmar Learning Technologist Gemma Cranston Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering [ Wednesday 26 November 2008 ] QR code for the presentation slides
  2. 2. What day of the week is it today? <ul><li>Monday </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday </li></ul><ul><li>Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Saturday </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday </li></ul>
  3. 3. The US President Elect is <ul><li>Barack Obama </li></ul><ul><li>John McCain </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Ross </li></ul>
  4. 4. Have you heard of Audience Response Systems (ARS) previously? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>0 of 5
  5. 5. <ul><li>Allows students to participate actively in lectures, seminars, tutorials and labs </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for immediate submission of responses to questions </li></ul><ul><li>Responses viewed as a graph </li></ul><ul><li>Data saved for later analysis by reporting tool </li></ul>Background
  6. 6. How can an ARS be useful? <ul><li>Easy-to-adopt technology </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances the learning experience </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate feedback for the learner </li></ul><ul><li>Identify areas that require further attention </li></ul><ul><li>A catalyst to debate and discussion </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Revision Class </li></ul><ul><li>Exam practice </li></ul><ul><li>Pair working </li></ul>Case Study: Aircraft Performance and Design [ http://go.bath.ac.uk/smap ]
  8. 9. Revision Lecture <ul><li>ARS used for an entire lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Revision questions to challenge and assess student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of question types </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion of results </li></ul><ul><li>Example question… </li></ul>
  9. 10. Put these aircraft in order of maximum range (longest range first) <ul><li>F, D, E, B, A, C </li></ul><ul><li>D, F, B, A, E, C </li></ul><ul><li>F, D, A, B, C, E </li></ul>A: A400M B: Beluga C: Hercules D: A380 E: JSF F: B777 Department of Mechanical Engineering Gemma Cranston Aircraft Performance and Design
  10. 11. Results and Feedback <ul><li>The lecture worked extremely well </li></ul><ul><li>Students were engaged throughout </li></ul><ul><li>Any problems were discussed during lecture and in tutorial afterwards </li></ul><ul><li>64% strongly agreed that the lecture and technology used was useful </li></ul><ul><li>Effective technology and it comes highly recommended! </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Formative assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Check levels of understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Identify areas of weakness; address in problem class </li></ul>Case Study: Retrosynthesis [ http://go.bath.ac.uk/j9i9 ]
  12. 13. <ul><li>Peer review / peer assessment </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Dragons Den’ style pitch </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate group discussion </li></ul>Case Study: Entrepreneurship [ http://go.bath.ac.uk/2cbf ]
  13. 14. <ul><li>Staff development seminars and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic testing to assess prior knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Guide seminar content </li></ul>Case Study: e-Learning team
  14. 15. <ul><li>5 bags of 40 clickers, each containing a USB RF receiver </li></ul><ul><li>To book the Audience Response System, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bath.ac.uk/bucs/services/audiovisual/ </li></ul></ul>Hardware
  15. 16. <ul><li>TurningPoint 2008 , a Microsoft PowerPoint 2003/2007 plugin </li></ul><ul><li>For students and staff, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available on every GTA and PAC PC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be installed on any staff PC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download from ARS project website </li></ul></ul>Software
  16. 17. <ul><li>For one-to-one support, departmental presentations or training sessions </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Project information </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/ars/ </li></ul>Support
  17. 19. Gauging reaction <ul><li>I’m impressed by the ARS and want to use it right away </li></ul><ul><li>I like the ARS but still need some convincing before I use it </li></ul><ul><li>I can’t see a use for the technology at the moment but remain interested </li></ul><ul><li>I’m not interested at all </li></ul>
  18. 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/balsamia/2439567770/ Questions?
  19. 21. Nitin Parmar Learning Technologist [email_address] http://go.bath.ac.uk/nitin +44 (0)1225 384 392 Colligo: Reflections of a Learning Technologist http://colligo.wordpress.com tag: eatbath-present08 LMF download: http://www.bath.ac.uk/lmf/download/24640

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