Studies have shown the use of interactive teaching methods in
the classroom can significantly increase student learning.
the college learning environment
Research has shown that a key trait common to highly regarded
instructors is their ability to engage students, which keeps them
alert, focused and on-task. One of the best methods of accomplishing
this is to provide interesting lessons, creative activities, and
open discussions that encourage all students to participate.
Beyond Question is an interactive
student response system that provides the tools needed to actively
engage every student in the classroom. By using wireless response
devices, students are eager to participate in class discussions
and surveys. Daily quizzes and subject matter reviews can be given
to assure that the material is being learned. Automatic grading
reduces the professor's workload, freeing up valuable time that
can be better spent elsewhere.
Students can answer multiple choice, true-false, yes-no and survey
style questions that the professor presents to the class. Once
the students have responded, the results can be displayed providing
feedback to both the professor and the class. Correct answers
help build student confidence and mistakes can be immediately
corrected. The professor can modify the pace of the lecture, in
real-time, to match the needs of the class.
Features of Beyond Question >>
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Top Professor Challenges:
Managing student logistics -
It can be difficult getting students
to class on time, in their seats and prepared for the lecture,
without distracting others.
Keeping students focused and alert - Students have
difficulty being attentive during one-way lectures.
Motivating students -
Some students are genuinely interested in the curriculum, but
many are required to take it as "core".
Encouraging student participation - Large class
sizes limit the ability to have students actively participate.
Engaging shy students -
Nobody wants to "look stupid" or ask "dumb questions"
in front of their peers. Many will just wait and hope the instructor
tells them the answer.
Assessing student's knowledge -
Determining if the students are "getting it"
well before the first test to reduce "drops".
Maximizing class time usage -
Am I going too fast or too slow? Are they prepared? Should I spend
more time on this?