Developing digital teaching practices: Interactive lectures

Class of students with polling handsets watching a lecturer


You want to engage your audience or class in real time? You can transform one-sided presentations into two-way conversations with the audience by using real-time polling.

Polling tools are Web-based student response systems that let you embed interactive activities directly into your presentation. The audience responds on the Web and app or via SMS texting on their phones. This session will look at one particular polling
tool (Meetoo) that you can use to bring interactivity to large group teaching. We will look at how this tool can be applied in different teaching methodologies and brainstorm how this could work in the Oxford context.

This is part of the Developing Digital Teaching Practices series, attendance at all is recommended. (Refreshments provided)

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After this session you will be able to:

  • Use live polling to increase student engagement
  • Select from the different polling tools 
  • Use a specific polling application (Metoo)
  • Explore more innovative applications of live polling in teaching

Pre-session activities

  1. Create an account with Meetoo
  2. Download the Meetoo app for PowerPoint
  3. Learn how to use Meetoo by watching their orientation videos
  4. Think about a scenario applied to teaching, for example Using interactive scenarios in class October
    2016 from the 'Education excellence blog' 
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