Programme for 26 April finalised

The programme for the User Group Event on 26 April 2018 had been finalised.

Location: University of Westminster, Marylebone campus. Directions


10.00 – 10.30  Arrival, registration and refreshments

10.30 – 10.35  Welcome and housekeeping

10.35 – 10.45  Icebreaker

10.45 – 11.45  Presentations and questions

  • The use of Poll Everywhere alongside Piktochart in an interactive workshop, Laura Martin, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Using assessed Poll Everywhere in analysis, Martins Bruveris, Brunel University
  • The benefits of going wrong with Poll Everywhere Wendy Ashall, University of Sussex

11.45 – 12.15 Updates from Poll Everywhere’s Paul Giovacchini and Jeff Vyduna

12.15 – 13.15  Lunch

Ross Galloway

13.15 – 14.30  “No silence in class” Peer instruction workshop, Ross Galloway (University of Edinburgh)

One of the most significant challenges in large group teaching is to promote effective dialogue, both between the learners and the instructor, and also between the learners themselves. One technique that has gained prominence is Peer Instruction. In this workshop-style session we will look at how Peer Instruction works, and why you might want to use it.  We will also consider how classroom response systems can make the process more effective, both inside the classroom and also as a reflective practice.  Finally, we will explore some practical tips to helps support instructors to run their sessions most effectively.

14.30-15.30  Presentations and questions

  • Using Poll Everywhere to get live peer feedback, Ruth Clark, Leeds College of Music
  • Animate my poll, Dom Pates, City, University of London
  • Using Poll Everywhere to enhance the student experience: an institutional perspective James Trueman, Anglia Ruskin University

15.30 Discussion  Format and topic to be decided by attendees on the day

Paul Giovacchini

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