In large groups it can be challenging to generate learning interactions. Experiment with a variety of tools and strategies to get students engaged with you, with ideas and with each other.
How do you get students excited about a topic in a lecture?
How do lectures give students opportunities to reinforce their understanding of the most challenging information or processes?
How many different approaches have you tried to introduce new material?
How do students interact with information, ideas and each other in sessions?
How do you check students' understanding and get their input into the outcomes of sessions?
The student perspective
"Good lectures were packed with information you couldn’t find elsewhere, drew conclusions on the information presented and explained how the information was relevant to projects." Graduate Intern
Solent Best Practice
Rebecca Maina describes how embedding audience response activities into lectures enables students to engage more deeply with ideas and learn in a collaborative manner.
Strategies for cultivating interactions in a lecture
Equipment and software: Make the most out of the teaching space. Find ways to use the movable cameras in the hover-cam visualisers or the Lynx software on the Clevertouch screens to create engaging interactions.
Mentimeter: Use this polling app to break the barrier between the lecturer and the group. The free version allows for up to 3 questions. If you wish to use it extensively contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a licence.