What is it?

Student-response systems are user-friendly technologies that allow you to:

  1. ask your audience a question via your PowerPoint presentation
  2. see their answers in real time via smartphones, tablet or web browsers
  3. see their responses live on the web or in your PowerPoint presentation

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What is the value?

There are several benefits of using online student-response systems:

  • the systems can counteract the one-way communication of lectures
  • they provide a break every now and then, which is necessary to maintain student concentration
  • student-response systems can stimulate class discussions and peer-to-peer instruction
  • the students become active participants in their own learning

Didactic Tips

Use this taxonomy to create good questions using student-response systems

Which Software Should I choose?

Student-response systems are user-friendly technologies that you can easily learn to use in your classes.

At UCPH we use three systems:

Shakespeak
Works for teachers who are PC users (300 student limit). Get a license at your faculty’s e-learning unit (link below).
Watch videos on how to use Shakespeak

Socrative
Works on all devices (80 student limit)
Watch videos on how to use Socrative

Turning technologies
The old-generation clickers. You need to book the clicker devices at your faculty (available at HEALTH and SCIENCE).
Watch videos on how to use Turningpoint 5

Even more

If you are interested in seeing a colleague at UCPH use the system, you can contact:

  • Jan Halborg Jensen, Department of Chemistry, who uses web-based polls (Socrative)
  • Ian Bearden, Niels Bohr Institute, who has worked with clickers for many years

To learn more about how to get started, contact the e-learning consultants at your faculty.

If you want to know more about how to get started, please contact the e-learning consultants at your faculty.