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Electronic voting systems (EVS)

Also known as 'clickers', the TurningPoint electronic voting system 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.

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