Use of an Electronic Voting System to facilitate interactive engagement and enhance active learning of undergraduate students in Biomedical Science

Surentheran, Thiru (2014) Use of an Electronic Voting System to facilitate interactive engagement and enhance active learning of undergraduate students in Biomedical Science. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 9. pp. 111-121. ISSN 1740-5106

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Abstract

Student engagement is a persistent issue in traditional mode of delivery of lectures and tutorials. This pilot study investigated whether active learning approaches with the support of technology can establish interactive learning environments and promote engagement as well as enhance student learning. PollEverywhere, an Electronic voting system (EVS) was used in small group tutorials to enhance tutor-learner dialogue and peer interactions as a means of active learning. The preliminary evaluation of this study shows that providing immediate feedback, the anonymous nature of the EVS response, and the ability of learners to identify their weakest areas, helped them to engage in deep learning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning, student engagement, interactive learning environments, learning technology, PollEverywhere
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
Department: Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
School of Human Sciences
Depositing User: David Pester
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 10:47
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 11:38
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/340

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