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Ways to improve maths learning with EVS

By Steve Draper,   Department of Psychology,   University of Glasgow.

Title: Ways to improve learning with EVS: Some recent advances, deep learning designs, and comments on relevance to maths teaching
Occasion: Scottish Maths Support Network EVS seminar sponsored by SIGMA
Date/time: Wednesday 17 Nov 2010. Session: 11:00am-3:00pm   (my own slot: 1:45-3:15 pm).
Place:   Teaching room,   Learning and Teaching Centre,   University of Glasgow
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Presenter Steve Draper,   Department of Psychology,   University of Glasgow.

Slides: PDF
Handout: PDF file
Related material:
Draper,S.W. (2009) "Catalytic assessment: understanding how MCQs and EVS can foster deep learning" British Journal of Educational Technology vol.40 no.2 pp.285-293 see here


In this talk I discuss some current ideas in teaching with Electronic Voting Systems (EVS), particularly in teaching mathematics.

Learning gains depend not directly on technology, but on what the teacher does with it: the learning design. In this talk some of the EVS-related learning designs I consider most promising are introduced. These frequently span more than one vote, and may span more than one session or day. Another important issue is that it is not enough to pose a question to vote on: what is the presenter then going to do with the votes? All of these issues serve to focus attention on not the planning but the actions of the presenter; and that in turn focusses attention on features of the software that make these dynamic actions easier or harder.

In order to book contact Shazia Ahmed.

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