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"Object-based learning is a fabulous teaching tool. It makes learning a joy and can inspire students when all else fails."
Dr Joe Cain, Dept of Science and Technology Studies
- Lecturecast: A system for recording lectures and events and making them available online
- Moodle: A virtual learning environment which enhances teaching by allowing staff to create their courses online
- Electronic voting systems: Teaching tools to establish students' knowledge and opinions
- E-Learning Environments (ELE): Supporting staff and students at UCL to use technology to enhance teaching and learning
- E-Learning Strategy 2012-2015
Electronic Voting Systems (EVS)
The TurningPoint electronic voting system at use in UCL is a powerful teaching tool which can be used in lectures to establish students' knowledge and opinions. The lecturer poses a question and students vote anonymously by pressing buttons on a handset. After the poll is taken the results are converted into a bar chart and shown on screen.
TurningPoint can be used in conjunction with PowerPoint and other programmes on both PCs and MACs.
Benefits to teaching and learning
- Lecturers can adapt the content of courses to meet the needs of students
- Results can be used to stimulate debate
- Encourages students to think critically and interact throughout the lecture
- Enhances learning and motivation
- Provides variety and engagement within lectures
Contact and training
If you are interested in using EVS within your teaching modules, contact ELE.
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