Facilitator: Daniela Gachago, CPUT
Date, time and venue: Thursday, 16 09 2010, 14.00-16.00, D022 (also known as Lecture Room 6) in the Science Building, Bellville campus.
Electronic Voting Systems (EVS), also called “clickers”, are used more and more widely at universities in the United States and the UK to encourage students’ participation in large classes. They have proven particularly successful in improving students understanding, revealing common misconceptions and facilitating students’ discussions. Slowly clickers are also being introduced in South Africa’s institutions of higher learning. This seminar will give an overview of current research in the field of clickers and the facilitator’s experiences in using and supporting clickers at the University of Edinburgh and CPUT.