AULIC Audience Response System presentation


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"Using an Audience Response System to increase student engagement and participation in face-to-face teaching".

For 'New technologies for interactivity and collaboration', Avon University Libraries in Cooperation [6 April 2009]. Delivered by Nitin Parmar.

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AULIC Audience Response System presentation

  1. 1. Using an Audience Response System to increase student engagement and participation in face-to-face teaching Nitin Parmar Learning Technologist [ Monday 6 April 2009 ] QR code for the presentation slides
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical influences and impact </li></ul><ul><li>Future Plans </li></ul>
  3. 3. 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><ul><li>I don’t know! </li></ul>
  4. 4. The 44th President of the United States of America is <ul><li>Barack Obama </li></ul><ul><li>John McCain </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Ross </li></ul>
  5. 5. And the correct answer is: <ul><li>Democrat Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America </li></ul><ul><li>Senator John McCain was the Republican nominee for President in the 2008 election </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Ross is a BBC television presenter and radio broadcaster </li></ul>
  6. 6. Had you heard of Audience Response Systems prior to the presentation today? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t know </li></ul>24 of 24
  7. 7. <ul><li>Allows for effective student participation </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate [anonymous] submission of responses </li></ul><ul><li>Graphical output of results </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Raw’ response data saved </li></ul>What is an Audience Response System?
  8. 8. How can it be used to support learning? <ul><li>Diagnostic testing </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling immediate feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting active engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging peer interaction </li></ul>
  9. 9. Institutional perspective <ul><li>Pilot service during the 2008/2009 academic year </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative led by the central e-Learning team </li></ul><ul><li>Complements other services/projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle (VLE), SMS, QR Codes and ‘Tiny URL’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Students Survey influence </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>TurningTechnologies’ TurningPoint </li></ul><ul><li>5 bags of 40 clickers, each containing a USB RF receiver </li></ul><ul><li>2 bags of 32 clickers to support the PGCE programme [Education] </li></ul><ul><li>To book the ARS, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff contact the centrally located AV team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email, online form or visit the AV helpdesk </li></ul></ul>Hardware
  11. 11. <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 student facing 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
  12. 12. <ul><li>For pedagogical advice [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Project information </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant reading </li></ul>Support
  13. 13. [ ]
  14. 14. <ul><li>Formative assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Check understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate </li></ul><ul><li>Problems class </li></ul>Case Study: Retrosynthesis [ ] Feedback Assessment }
  15. 15. <ul><li>Peer review </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Dragons Den’ </li></ul><ul><li>Group debate </li></ul><ul><li>Formative assessment </li></ul>Case Study: Entrepreneurship [ ]
  16. 16. <ul><li>Staff development seminars and workshops </li></ul>In the e-Learning team… [ Lunchtime taster: What can e-Learning do for me? ]
  17. 17. FACT Students will already know the answers to 70% of all questions asked using ARS CHALLENGE Get the students to think ! This will encourage deep(er) learning
  18. 18. Internet and Ethernet <ul><li>An internet is impossible without Ethernet </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet needs Ethernet </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s Internet depends on Ethernet </li></ul><ul><li>Totally independent concepts </li></ul>[J.H.Davenport; CM30078 Week 5]
  19. 19. I hope that made you think <ul><li>Certainly false </li></ul><ul><li>Was false in the beginning, and may well be false again. </li></ul><ul><li>True in practice today. </li></ul><ul><li>True, but not as helpful as C. </li></ul>[J.H.Davenport; CM30078 Week 5]
  20. 20. <ul><li>Seek to increase uptake </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase additional hardware </li></ul><ul><li>TurningPoint ResponseWare [ ] </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisation of ARS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce ‘loanership’ scheme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback available via web interface </li></ul></ul>Where Next?
  21. 21. <ul><li>EVAF4All: Electronic Feedback and Analysis [ JISC funded project led by the University of Edinburgh ] </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Engaging Student Through In-Class Technology: EVS and beyond’ SIG (ESTICT) [ University of Bath representation on the Steering Group ] </li></ul><ul><li>Davenport J.H., Hayes A., Parmar N.R. (2009). The use of an Electronic Voting System to enhance student feedback. In the proceedings of : 4th Plymouth e-learning Conference: Boundary Changes: Redefining Learning Spaces. [ ] </li></ul>National Profiling
  22. 22. Questions?
  23. 23. Nitin Parmar Learning Technologist [email_address] Colligo: Reflections of a Learning Technologist