Book Chapter

Evaluating electronic voting systems in lectures: Two innovative methods

GE Kennedy, Q Cutts, SW Draper

Audience Response Systems in Higher Education: Applications and Cases | Published : 2006

Abstract

This chapter provides practical advice on the evaluation of electronic voting systems (EVSs), particularly in relation to two evaluation methods. It begins by considering two potential educational advantages of using EVSs in large-group lectures in higher education. Four evaluation questions that are commonly asked by lecturers who use EVSs are linked to these two pedagogical advantages. The main body of the chapter focuses on two methods, observation and audit trails, and shows how these can be used to innovatively evaluate the use of EVSs. The development of an observational coding schema is described, and a case study of its use in two learning contexts is presented. Practical and technic..

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