ENBIS-16 in Sheffield

11 – 15 September 2016; Sheffield Abstract submission: 20 March – 4 July 2016

Experiences of Classroom Response Systems in an Introductory Course for Engineers

12 September 2016, 10:40 – 11:00

Abstract

Submitted by
Jesper Rydén
Authors
Jesper Rydén (Uppsala University)
Abstract
Classroom response systems (occasionally called clickers) could be useful when teaching large groups of students. There are several benefits using such devices, for instance maintaining students' attention during a lecture, or for the instructor to check the understanding of the students: of previously introduced concepts in the course or recently in the very lecture. Obviously the system needs to be tailored to the subject in question, for instance mathematical statistics. Examples will be given of problems and questions posed in an introductory course. Moreover, some participants of the course were located some 300 km away and typically a lecture was performed using video-conference equipment; implications of this way of teaching will be discussed.
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