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Trialing an in-class polling tool for student participation (Part 2)

To find out why we started this trial of an in-class polling tool and how we prepared for it, read part one of this article.

The classroom experience

Dan Daugaard decided to use Socrative with a limited number of questions. He also used both multiple choice and text responses. He trialled the tool in three different classes of 40+ students: two in Sydney and one in Melbourne.

Dan utilised the tool in a number of different ways which illustrate the inventiveness and creativity that is possible in academic teaching and the flexibility of in-class polling tools.

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Trialing an in-class polling tool for student participation (Part 1)

Chris, Dan and Diedre
Chris, Dan and Deidre

Dan Daugaard is a Fellow in the Applied Finance Centre at Macquarie University. He’s not afraid of trying something new to help his students engage and understand the complex information that they grapple with in lectures.

I had the good fortune of working with Deidre Seeto (Educational Developer) and Dan in the first half of this year, on a Faculty Partnership Project that aimed to facilitate greater student participation and engagement in the postgraduate unit ECFS865 Investments.

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