ESTICT @ Edinburgh: Engaging students through in-class technology

29 April, 2010 09:15 AM - 04:00 PM

e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

Organiser: Keith Brunton
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Any slides or other material generated as a result of this event can be found at: www.nesc.ac.uk/action/esi/contribution.cfm?Title=1073

This is the second event organised by/for the ESTICT special interest group (a community interested in sharing best practice in the use of in-class technology). This event is again focussed on the pedagogic uses of Electronic Voting Systems (EVS, also known as ’clickers’, audience response systems ARS, personal response systems PRS). This is an opportunity to see and share best practice and gain insight into the current and future state of the technology.

Target Audience

This event is aimed at those both those with experience of EVS (Electronic Voting Systems - also known as ’clickers’) who wish to share their best practice and those with an interest in the technology that would like to know more.

This event is open to members of the UK HE/FE community and related non-commercial organisations.


This event is provisionally scheduled to start at 09:15 Thursday 29 April 2010 and close at 16:00 on Thursday 29 April 2010.

9.15 - 9.45Registration and coffee
9.45 - 10.00Welcome and Introduction
10.00 - 10.45Keynote : Prof. Jim Boyle, University of Strathclyde.'Truth, Lies and Voting Systems'
10:45 - 11.15Coffee
11.15 - 11:45Scaling up EVS - Some approaches, pitfalls and solutions
11:45 - 12.45Short Presentations
  • Nick Bowskill (Glasgow) - 'Shared Thinking as Group-Oriented Generative Learning'
  • Martin Hawksey (JISC RSC Scotland NE) - 'TWEVS -Twitter EVS'
  • Carol Withey (Greenwich) - 'PollEverywhere'
  • Marina Sawdon (Durham) - 'Promoting long-term knowledge retention by use of Keepad Audience response system'
12.45 - 13.45Lunch
13.45 - 15:15Workshop : Design of Voting Questions for Different Pedagogic Purposes?
15.55 - 15.40Coffee
15:40 - 16.00Workshop Group Reports & Summary/Discussion - Repositories? ESTICT's role?
16.00 - 16.15Review, Feedback & Close - including your feedback and ideas for next event in Bath


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Registration for this event is now closed. To enquire about an application or to cancel a previous application please contact NeSC Administration.

Important Dates

02 Mar - Registration Opens
22 Apr - Registration Deadline
22 Apr - Date we will respond to your application by (Please note this is the latest date we will respond to your application. It is normal policy for us to respond within 5 working days where possible.)
29 Apr - Event Starts at 09:15hrs


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