What is it?
Student-response systems are user-friendly technologies that allow you to:
- ask your audience a question via your PowerPoint presentation
- see their answers in real time via smartphones, tablet or web browsers
- see their responses live on the web or in your PowerPoint presentation
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
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:
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
Works on all devices (80 student limit)
Watch videos on how to use Socrative
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
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.