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Zappers, clickers and mobile voting – new special interest group

The first meeting of the Student Response Systems special interest group will take place 1.00-2.00pm on Thursday 25 Feb in on B6 (Nuffield) room 1081, and is open to anyone interested in developing their use of student response systems to facilitate learning. Tea, coffee, water and fruit will be provided.  Until recently, Turning Point clickers have been the principle system at Southampton, but there are now many online alternatives which use students' phones, tablets or laptops instead. Continue reading →

Making Assessment Feedback Manageable – this week!

Introducing the Researching Assessment Practices Group (RAP) If you are passionate about enhancing assessment and feedback practices this session is for you. Using research and practice-based evidence we will be discussing effective and efficient ways of managing assessment feedback that can enable you to utilise your time most effectively and support your students’ learning. We will consider how principles aimed at streamlining assessment practices can be applied at the discipline level. Continue reading →

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Pulse audiences for free using mobile devices: from a group of friends to hundreds at events. Watch results appear instantly and share them easily. Zero setup, it's a web app.Fiona Harvey's insight:Looks like this will be fun - you ask the question out loud and they provide their responses on their devices which appear on the big screen. I like that. Things to consider, you can't really add text - just select numbers, yes/no and average. Continue reading →