Polleverywhere.com — how it worked out

Following up on my earlier post about the use of polleverywhere.com for polling in class, here is a summary of my experience using it in a data mining elective course @ ISB (38 students, after four sessions): Creating polls: After a few tries and with a few very helpful tips from a PE representative, I was able to create polls and embed them into my Power Point slides. This is relatively easy and user-friendly. One feature that is currently missing in PE, which I use a lot, is the inclusion of a figure on the poll slide (for example, a … Continue reading Polleverywhere.com — how it worked out

Active learning: going mobile in India

I’ve been using “clickers” since 2002 in all my courses. Clickers are polling devices that students use during class to answer multiple-choice questions that I include in my slides. They encourage students to participate (even the shy ones), they give the teacher immediate feedback about students’ knowledge, and are a great ice-breaker for generating interesting discussions. Of course, clickers are also fun. Most students love this active learning technology (statistically speaking, around 90% love it and 10% don’t). Clicker technology has greatly evolved since 2002. Back then, my students would watch me (in astonishment) climbing on chairs before class to … Continue reading Active learning: going mobile in India