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EVS Electronic Voting Systems


                           Dr Andrew Oliver
                                    LTDU & BLU
                                    University of
                                    Hertfordshire
Scenario 1: Peer Instruction

l   Question asked
l   Student votes individually
l   Discuss response (small groups)
l   Retested with same question
Scenario 2: Class Wide Discussion

l   Question asked
l   Small group discussion
l   1 Vote per group
l   Class discussion (tutor facilitated)
Scenario 3: scenario 1 + 2!

l   Used at Strathclyde Uni (Prof Jim Boyle)
l   Student groups (4 members)
l   2 hours (with break & music)
l   2 lecturers
The Result

l   Forces student to think on their own
l   Provides grounding for discussion
l   must justify their decision
l   Cant opt out - active learning
l   Student – student learning
EVS: verdict

l   Can be achieved thru flashcard, hands etc.
    BUT
l   Anonymous – response is independent
l   Not knowing other students responses helps
    in the discussion
l   Immediate & accurate
l   Public – involves all students (good for large
    classes)
Current limitations

l   64 handsets max.
    –   but can use in groups
l   Lose 5 – 10 minutes lecture time
    –   format may change anyway
l   Storing results is difficult
    –   though not impossible
l   Totally anonymous
    –   for now…
l   Some questions may not work
    –   Yes/No suits class wide better than MCQ
The Future

l   Technology will change, the concepts wont
l   Handsets = mobile phone?
l   All students issued w/ handset
l   Responses fed into StudyNet
l   When – not prepared to say!
When can I use it?

l   See me (briefing). Fridays in BLU office
l   Booking – LRC helpdesk
l   Pilot first!
Booking EVS

l   Use ‘Equipment booking’ form
l   ‘Other’ – state EVS
l   32 or 64 handsets
LIS service

l   Includes 1 laptop with handsets
l   Setup by technician
l   Pickup by technician (but please wait)
l   Technician NOT present during session
Resources

l   Me (BLU, Fridays please!)
l   Guidelines (forthcoming)
l   EVS + Draper (Google)
l   Nicol & Boyle Studies in Higher Education
    (2003) 28(4) – it is on the web
‘How to’ series

l   How to Blog in 5 minutes (Word)
l   How to Wiki in 5 minutes (Word)
l   How to create a Podcast in 5 minutes (Word)
l   How to convert audio files to MP3 in 5
    minutes (Word)
l   How to use RSS in 5 minutes (Word)
‘You need to know…’ series

l   You need to know about Podcasting (Slides)
l   You need to know about Podcasting: a teaching and learning guide
    (Word)
l   You need to know about Online Discussions: a teaching and
    learning guide (Word)
l   You need to know about Blogs (Slides)
l   You need to know about Wikis (Slides)
l   You need to know about RSS (Slides)
l   You need to know about Web 2.0 (Slides)
l   You need to know about Computer Assessment (Slides)
l   You need to know about Effective Question Design (Slides)
l   You need to know about Electronic Voting Systems (Slides)
Also available:

l Podcasting: audio talk on the benefits of
  podcasting (hi quality)
l Computer Assessment: using statistic
  analysis to design effective questions
For copies please contact: Dr Andrew Oliver.
  LTDU, College Lane LRC
  (a.oliver@herts.ac.uk, ext. 4754).

				
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