Project Focus: Enhancing Engagement in Lectures

“…when you’re listened to, you feel like, ‘I’m actually valued here’.” (Student Associate)

Icon- group of 3, animated Project Team
Alex Rud (Digital Associate)
Karl Herbert (Digital Innovator)
Terese Bird (Digital Advocate)

Department: Biological Sciences

Alex, Karl & Terese have been investigating how audience voting systems can be used to enhance learning in lectures, in particular, developing understanding of key biological concepts for students without Biology A levels.

Icon - activity (1)How it works

Alex & Karl identified Tophat as a potentially useful tool, as it provides a platform for students to communicate and interact actively with their course materials. Several types of questions and quizzes were created to fit around the material, providing students with an effective way of communicating their understanding to the lecturer. The lecturer is then able to give immediate feedback to students.

Alex elaborates further on this project further.


Impact of project to be fully recognised in semester 2, 2019.


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Take a look at Alex & Karl’s Poster Report to read into their project further.

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