For teachers, professors and other educators, audience response systems can offer a powerful way to improve retention and better connect with students. Also known as a classroom response system in this setting, an CRS gives students a voice in what’s traditionally a one-way conversation. This keeps them engaged, excited and on their toes throughout the entire lesson or course.
Too often, students feel talked at, not with. This can leave them disconnected from their lessons and make retention not only difficult but near impossible. With a classroom response system, teachers have the power to make education a two-way conversation, engaging students, soliciting their feedback and keeping them active in coursework every step of the way.
The power of classroom polling
Students enjoy a more engaging, fun and active learning experience, while teachers get more data on their students (as well as their knowledge levels, opinions, demographics and more) that can help guide the way toward more effective lessons.
Forget pop quizzes and leave boring lectures by the wayside. Get your students engaged and involved with a classroom response system that makes them feel valued.
Improve your lessons with a classroom response system
Reading off Microsoft PowerPoint can only get you so far. If you really want your students to pay attention and stay engaged the whole lesson through, it’s important to keep them interested—both visually and mentally—as you give your presentation. A classroom response system can help you do just that.
Classroom polling gives your pupils a sense of personal ownership in your lesson, and it keeps them engaged, listening and ready to throw in their two-cents whenever it may be needed. It can also make learning fun, turning a potentially boring lecture into an interactive competition. You can even divide students into teams and award prizes for correct answers.
A classroom response system can also allow teachers, trainers, and educators to better gauge the knowledge level of pupils before, during and after a lesson, so course material can be customised to the group’s unique needs and skills.
Classroom polling as a learning tool
By keeping students actively listening and engaged in the discussion, they’re more likely to retain information than they would as a mere spectator. Classroom polling doesn’t just help keep students engaged during the lesson; it can actually improve their retention of your presented material after the fact, too—and pretty significantly. In fact, according to a several studies, including one by the National Training Laboratories in the US, students retain between 5-10 percent of information delivered in a lecture. Information that’s discussed in a group setting? 50 percent. That’s 10 times more!
Consider a classroom response system
Want to better engage your students and improve retention? Classroom polling can help. Contact kp1 and see a demo of our classroom response system in action. Drop us a line today for a free quote!