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You need to know about … 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 4754).
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