The Medical School has recently invested in the latest version of the Turning Point audience response system and a number of lecturers are already using this in their lectures. For those interested in learning more about how audience response systems can enhance learning in the classroom here are details about two events which might be worth going along to.
The University of Glamorgan is hosting a workshop on Using Clinical Simulation and Audience Response Systems to Enhance Students Learning and Critical Reasoning Skills on 24 November 2009. The HEA Subject Centre for Health Sciences and Practice are organising this event and you can visit their website for more information. The workshop will
introduce delegates to the principles of combining ARS with video streaming of high fidelity simulated clinical scenarios. Delegates will have the opportunity to explore technical, practical and pedagogical aspects of utilising this form of e-learning.
A few days later on 26 November the University of Leicester is running a meeting organised by Engaging Students Through In-Class Technology (ESTICT), a UK network of education practitioners and learning technologists interested in promoting good practice with classroom technologies that can enhance face-to-face teaching. You can join the ESTICT community online and register to join their Ning group. The aim of the Leicester meeeting is
to share best practice in the use of in-class technology, with a particular focus on the pedagogic uses of electronic voting systems (also known as ‘clickers’ audience response systems ARS, personal response systems PRS). This event is aimed at those both those with experience of EVS who wish to share their best practice and those with an interest in the technology that would like to know more. Both experts and novice users are welcome.
Hopefully someone will be able to attend at least one of these events and we can share some feedback and tips on best practice here on the blog.