Best Use of Technology in Learning Spaces

The award for the most innovative use of technology in a learning space was presented to Dr Helen Christian, Dept of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics for her evaluation of an interactive revision session using mobile phones in WebLearn.

The aim of Dr Christian’s project was to empower students to learn actively and deeply by means of peer learning and responding to an interactive quiz. The quiz was enabled via Mobile Oxford so that students could use their mobile phones in a synchronous revisions session to ‘vote’ for answers. Students felt reassured about areas where their understanding was good, and found that working in a group helped them to identify common misconceptions and why certain options were wrong. They voted overwhelmingly for more sessions incorporating the mobile Weblearn polls tool.

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