Why we use it:

Research has shown that the use of these systems offer pedagogical benefits to both the lecturer and the students.

Benefits to the students:
  • Encouragement to actively think about the material being presented improving depth of learning and retention time.
  • Anonymity provided by the system encourages all to participate.
  • Immediate feedback given on their own understanding, as well as the possibility of benchmarking themselves against their peers.
  • attending lectures becomes more interesting and fun.
Benefits to the lecturer:
  • Can quickly gain a clearer understanding of the level of comprehension in the audience.
  • Allows the lecturer to tailor their presentation to meet the unique needs of each audience.
  • Encourages attendance for particularly "dry" subjects.
  • Facilitates constructive discussion between the students themselves and also between the lecturer and the students.
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