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Stewart, Sepideh; Stewart, Wayne – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2014
This paper describes a lecturer's approach to teaching Bayesian statistics to students who were only exposed to the classical paradigm. The study shows how the lecturer extended himself by making use of ventriloquist dolls to grab hold of students' attention and embed important ideas in revealing the differences between the Bayesian and classical…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Undergraduate Students, Debate, Teaching Methods
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Tlhoaele, Malefyane; Hofman, Adriaan; Naidoo, Ari; Winnips, Koos – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2014
What impact can interactive engagement (IE) activities using clickers have on students' motivation and academic performance during lectures as compared to attending traditional types of lectures? This article positions the research on IE within the comprehensive model of educational effectiveness and Gagné's instructional events model. For the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Audience Response Systems, Student Motivation, Interaction
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Voelkel, Susanne; Bennett, Daimark – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2014
We have introduced a real-time polling system to support student engagement and feedback in four large Level 1 and 2 modules in Biological Sciences. The audience response system makes use of a technology that is ubiquitous and familiar to the students. To participate, students send text messages using their mobile phones or send a message via…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Learner Engagement, Feedback (Response)
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Pagano, Rosane; Paucar-Caceres, Alberto – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2013
Providing high quality formative feedback to large and very diverse cohorts of students taking short intensive blocks of teaching (block release) has become crucial in management education provision. The paper proposes the exploitation of classroom response technology (CRT) to evaluate learning activities of students taking block release modules.…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Higher Education