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On July 30, Massey University hosted a panel of experts to discuss the country’s leading economic issues.  Attended by over 100 people from the University and business, the session was made interactive using Xorro-Q to gauge audience opinions on the questions during the panel contributions. 

So… you make presentations to audiences. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a simple, instant way to involve your audience in your questions, using their own cellphones, tablets etc?

Voting systems seem to have “come out of the woodwork” over the past two years, and now various solutions are available to meet the basic needs.

However, as with any new category, interested educators and trainers should closely consider their objectives when choosing a student response solution. The technologies have evolved admirably to deliver most wishes, but because how the solutions will be used in classrooms varies immensely, no one solution will meet all wishes.

Vendors too often emphasise features only available for their solutions, with the result that educators may not discover opportunities to meet their needs better.

The research is definitive:  properly used, student response systems such as CPS enable educators to achieve startling improvements in learning outcomes with their classes.  Is this surprising?It shouldn’t be.  Only by adopting these solutions can educators (and the group as a whole) achieve instant regular feedback on the class’ readiness and understanding of the topic.  […]

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