"Students don't talk about learning with technology, they talk about learning. The technology is a given."

Dr Stephen Rowett, ELE


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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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