(by Fabia Jeddere-Fisher) After some initial exuberance with the idea of using an app to lead the students round the outdoor museum, St Fagans;
The term ‘webinar’ is perhaps mostly associated with meeting with a group of people, however the technology used for webinars can also be used
One way of making webinars more interactive, engaging and useful for learners is to use polling
Nick Simpson, part of the civil and environmental engineering cluster at UWE, has developed Augmented Reality (AR) models for use in the classroom
Many courses in our faculty involve students using equipment in laboratories and studios – from simple scalpels to much more complex items.
Catherine Hobbs and Ben Drew have been using the flipped classroom approach in their teaching for several years now.
TurningPoint is polling software that enables students to ‘vote’ or respond to questions in classrooms and lecture theatres using ‘clickers’ and/or smartphones, tablet computers or laptops to make responses. TurningPoint can help make teaching in classrooms and lecture theatres more interactive. It can be used, for example, to survey views, assess understanding, group revision, and to give learners more control of the content or pace of lectures.
Piazza is a Q&A and discussion platform designed to simulate real class discussion. It aims to get high quality answers to difficult questions, fast.
via Classroom Response Systems (“Clickers”) | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University. Types of Questions Many instructors see multiple-choice questions as limited to testing students’
I’ve been meaning to write an article about social media and learning for along time. I’d planned to write about the benefits of wikis
The Piazza environment is more akin to the online social media spaces that students often use outside of those provided by their university to talk about their studies. It feels less like an institutionally provided space and more like a space students can call their own.
In UWE we can use ‘clickers’ and software from TurningPoint to make presentations and lectures more engaging. A number of lecture theatres (4D56, 1N05,