LectureTools workshop 4th Dec

Wednesday 4th December 1.15pm – 2.30pm Design Studio, Keith Green Building LectureTools is a web-based alternative to dedicated electronic voting systems (aka clickers) such as Turning Point which we use here at Loughborough. There are now several academics on campus actively using LectureTools, including Andy Bayley (School of Business and Economics) and Prof Chris SzejnmannRead more

LectureTools in use

I’ve previously posted about LectureTools, an online alternative to electronic voting systems such as Turning Point which use dedicated ‘clickers’. We currently have a site licence for LectureTools on a trial basis. The company, spun out of the University of Michigan, is now owned by Echo360 which provides the hardware and software behind our ReVIEWRead more

LectureTools

LectureTools is a web-based alternative to dedicated electronic voting systems (aka clickers) such as Turning Point which we use here at Loughborough. Developed by Dr Perry Samson, a Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Michigan, the service was acquired this year by Echo 360, the company behind our ReVIEW lecture capture service. In many respectsRead more

My Vote Goes To…

Since the demise of the twitter-based voting tool in PowerPoint, we have been on the lookout for alternative web-based voting tools with similar functionality. My colleague has already mentioned one alternative, Socrative in an earlier post and a recent discussion on the ALT mailing list has thrown up a couple of other contenders, which IRead more

Turning Point Upgrade

We will shortly be upgrading to the latest version of TurningPoint, version 5, in all teaching rooms equipped with a podium PC. If you have content created in earlier versions, you will still be able to use it, but when you open it in v5 you will need to confirm that you are happy toRead more

Socrative: alternative tool for classroom voting / interaction

Following my last post on the SAP Powerpoint Twitter tools, I’ve been looking at the Socrative online voting system which has been around for several years now. As with Twitter-based voting (until that stopped working!), Socrative has the advantage by contrast with dedicated electronic voting systems (such as Turning Point which we support centrally at Loughborough) thatRead more

Twitter-based voting in Powerpoint

Following on from my last blog post on Quick Wins, there’s been quite a lot of interest in the use of Twitter in the teaching room. I’ve started using and telling colleagues about the free Powerpoint Twitter tools developed by Timo Elliott from SAP. You can download these from http://timoelliott.com/blog/powerpoint-twitter-tools . The tools are embeddedRead more

Frontiers in Science Teaching and Turning Technologies User Conference 2012

Titled ‘Clickers, Peer Instruction and the Inverted Classroom’, the Centre for Science Education, Aarhus University and Turning Technologies are hosting a joint symposium at Aarhus University 18-19 June, 2012. If it’s like the previous Turning Technologies User Conference held at the University of Surrey, this will be quite an inspiring two-day conference. Whilst there isRead more

Turning Technologies User Conference

Attention Turningpoint electronic voting system users! There’s a call for proposals to the first Turning Technologies European User Conference. The call says: “We are currently looking for individuals interested in becoming breakout session presenters at the conference. Share your best practices and insights regarding Turning Technologies’ response technology. If your proposal is accepted, your conferenceRead more

Giving students the vote

A good example of a learning technology that’s gaining increasing favour on campus with academics and students alike is Electronic Voting Systems, otherwise known as Audience Response Systems or Clickers. Here at Loughborough we use the Turning Point system, which has the significant advantage of integration into Powerpoint which keeps the learning curve to aRead more