In order to test their understanding of pre-recorded lectures, Atisha Ghosh asks her students to complete short multiple-choice online polls during her live lectures. Students are expected to watch a pre-recorded lecture about a week or so before attending a live lecture. During the last ten minutes of the live lecture, Atisha asks her students to log in to VeVox and answer five or six multiple-choice questions based on what they’ve learnt in the pre-recorded and live lectures.
Using VeVox in this ways helps to test students’ understanding of the lectures and gives Atisha a sense of how well students have understood the lecture content. It also helps to prepare students for their multiple-choice mid-term assessments.
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- Students watch a pre-recorded lecture before attending a live lecture.
- Atisha sets the questions in advance of the live lecture. She mostly uses multiple choice and is able put in any number of potential answers using the VeVox platform.
- During the live lecture, Atisha puts a QR code on a PowerPoint slide along with the password for the VeVox poll. The password changes for every poll.
- After logging in to the poll, the students see just the question and the options, while Atisha is shown the instructor’s screen.
- The results of the poll are instantaneous so students are able to see immediately if they have answered correctly.
The thing about VeVox that I really like is the visual aspect of it.
VeVox as an app is interdisciplinary. I think polls are applicable to every discipline as long as its multiple choice and short questions and answers.