Audience response systems – a further update

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The project to buy a site-wide licence of the latest version of the TurningPoint application which supports PowerPoint-based, web-based and self-paced polling of students and other audiences is still on-going.  We continue to seek funding for the project. In the interim, we recommend the use of the hand-held clickers with TurningPoint version 5.  If you… Read more »

Audience response systems: an update

We have been working to provide a facility for all academic staff to have access to an audience response system that can be used in lectures, workshops and seminars to elicit answers to questions, comments, votes, rankings .. etc from the attendees. Having evaluated the many options, we chose TurningPoint as the solution that best… Read more »

CELebrate 2017: Using audience response systems

At the recent CELebrate 2017 Conference, one of the presentations comprised a hands-on workshop of two competing audience response systems; Mentimeter and Kahoot. Audience response systems are very good for engaging an audience by asking them questions to which they respond using their own devices such as a mobile phone.  Kahoot is free to use… Read more »

An update on audience response systems

Over the last few months, we have been looking into a replacement for the TurningPoint clickers which have been in use for several years at BU.  The clickers are frequently used to gain feedback from students in lectures and seminars based on multiple choice questions embedded into PowerPoint presentations. Almost all of the newer systems… Read more »

Audience response systems – an update

At the start of May, we asked what you would want from an audience or student response system.  Thank you to everyone who provided feedback to Sue Callard. We are in the process of collating the information received and deciding which of the many potential solutions to this requirement we can include in the review. … Read more »

What do you need from an audience response system?

Audience Response Systems such as TurningPoint and Mentimeter are being used across the University in the Faculties for teaching and learning and in Professional Services to capture electronic feedback. We are undertaking a review of audience response systems in the next 3 months to determine an appropriate solution for BU. In order to help us… Read more »

Seeking 5 testers for Mentimeter

Mentimeter is an internet-based audience response tool that you may have seen in the TEL Toolkit.  It is similar to TurningPoint in that questions are prepared in advance and then answered by students in lectures and seminars.  Where Mentimeter differs from the current version of TurningPoint that BU uses is in the device used by… Read more »

Do you use Turning Point or other audience response system?

A joint mini project between the Learning Technologists and CEL is looking into the tools we use to elicit responses from students in class.  These are collectively known as audience response systems and are very useful tools to engage students in a lecture or seminar setting. You may have used or heard about Turning Point… Read more »

TEL Toolkit: Mentimeter

I have been looking for an online tool to enable students equipped with a smartphone to provide feedback during lectures.  As many students have a device that can connect to the internet, using such a tool can help to improve engagement and can provide useful feedback and information. One such tool is called Mentimeter ( … Read more »