Project Focus: TopHat in Engineering

“I know how to ask certain things from a student group and how to collaborate with students more efficiently.” (Digital Advocate)


Icon- group of 3, animated Project Team
Ashraf Attia (Digital Associate)
Marina Marinelli (Digital Innovator)
Ioannis Kyriakopoulos (Digital Advocate)

Department: Engineering


Ashraf, Marina and Ioannis’ project is central to improving lecture-based interactions. Their project looks into the use of Tophat, which intend to improves the effectiveness of class feedback in lectures.

Icon - activity (1)How it works

A ‘flipped classroom’ technique is used, which allows students to add their own answers into the system. Tophat allows anonymised answers, which would help provide more valuable feedback, encouraging students to interact with their classes a lot further. To measure its success, the project would be compared against exam results and student questionnaires, to discover whether this actually improves the learning experience.

Ioannis touches on the project during the Learning and Teaching Conference, and discusses his own areas of expertise as an advocate.

clip from the project presentation, Learning and Teaching conference 2018
Click the image above to view Ioannis’ presentation, from the Learning & Teaching conference 2018.


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


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Explore the team’s project poster by following this link.

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