Departments such as Psychology and Health Sciences have been using voting ‘clickers’ in class for some time as a way to encourage equal participation in large lecture theatres. The voting clickers come with software that enable you to programme in questions to ask to a large audience and gauge responses without the need for people to shout out answers – users simply press a key on the clicker to cast their vote.
The E-Learning Development Team do not support clickers but do provide an app that can run on students’ mobile devices. Use of the TurningPoint ResponseWare app eliminates the need for maintaining large numbers of voting handsets, saves time during teaching sessions handing clickers in/out, and provides a wider range of question types. Find out more about the approaches to in-class engagement in 4.2.2 In-class technology for active learning.