Friday, October 30, 2009

Engaging Students Through In-Class Technology

Engaging Students Through In-Class Technology (ESTICT) is a UK network of education practitioners and learning technologists interested in promoting good practice with classroom technologies that can enhance face-to-face teaching. The ESTICT moniker spans a number of inter-related Special Interest Groups (SIG). The first of these is Electronic Voting Systems (EVS) and Beyond.


You can now register for the first free event to be held at the University of Leicester on Thursday 26th November 2009. The aim of the day is to share best practice in the use of in-class technology, with a particular focus on the pedagogic uses of electronic voting systems (a.k.a. "clickers", audience response systems ARS, or personal response systems PRS). This event is aimed at those both those with experience of EVS who wish to share their best practice and those with an interest in the technology that would like to know more. Both experts and novice users are welcome. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Steve Draper, Senior University Teacher, Dept of Psychology, University of Glasgow. Steve is an acknowledged expert in the field of EVS and has published widely on it’s use in Higher Education.

Places are limited, so sign up soon. More info, full programme.