Time to Vote

Last week I was eavesdropping via Twitter on the #ESTICT (Engaging Students Through In Class Technology) event in Edinburgh on 29th April 2010.

I was impressed with the theme of the event which was electronic voting systems (EVS) particularly because of my own use of text message voting in a large year one lecture this academic year.

Though participating remotely I was able to be involved in some of the voting sessions using the ResponseWare App on my iPod Touch. The process worked extremely smoothly and underlined for me how such technologies could enhance participation and engagement when learners are geographically disparate and unable to vote using the traditional “in class” handset approach.

As learning becomes much more mobile so too must our assessment strategies and strategies for student engagement and participation. This can be achieved through iPhone/IPod Touch Apps and SMS messaging. But how do these compare with the traditional handset in class approach?

It’s time to vote! Let me know your view by commenting below.

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