Using Classroom Voting Systems

Optivote HandsetsLearning Services have been supporting the use of the Optivote and TurningPoint classroom voting systems over the last eight years. Recently the sets have been moved from the Learning Technology Development offices in the LINC to the University Library.

This change means that the systems can now be booked via the Loaning Equipment page on the Learning Services Wiki and you will need to go to the Ground Floor helpdesk in the University Library at Ormskirk to collect and return the sets.

Please get in touch with us in Learning Technology Development if you need any help or guidance on the use of the systems. Our contact details and our voting system guides are available on eShare.

Finally, if you are interested in using these systems you might enjoy the recent post by Elaine Hughes about her experiences using Optivote, and I’ve recently put together a video looking at the use of Kahoot as an example of a system that allows the use of student mobile devices.

Using Clicker Systems for Classroom Interactivity

For those who couldn’t make it to this week’s session on using ‘Clickers’ in teaching and learning, I thought it would be worth making the session notes available.

The notes introduce Clicker systems, how they are used, benefits and challenges related to their use, and practical information on using them in the Edge Hill University context.

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Peter Beaumont
Learning Technologist