Wooclap for promoting interaction and live voting!

31 Oct 2019

After piloting the audience response tool Wooclap for almost a year, the University Library has purchased a license for the upcoming three years. With this neat little tool, we support teachers and students with the facilitation of live voting during presentations, classroom sessions and/or tutorial groups. The tool offers a wide-variety of question types, such as multiple-choice, word cloud, hotspot and many more. Furthermore, you can do asynchronous questionnaires, facilitate moderated Q&A sessions and open message walls.

What is Wooclap?

Wooclap is an Audience Response Tool (ART) that offers teachers and students the opportunity to communicate via polls, test questions, word clouds, gamification, etc. The questions are displayed on mobile devices and the answers are shown on a central screen. Using an ART, the presenter engages the audience in an interactive way with the learning activities. Wooclap offers a lot of different question types and is very easy to use. It is an interactive solution that makes learning awesome and effective.

 

Videos

UM Library has created a nice vlog about Wooclap that explains the tool in more detail:

 

Or watch this short video and learn how to use Wooclap to interact with your audience:

 

 

Long-term retention

Increasing interaction between teachers and students can improve long-term retention of learning materials, enhance student attention and involvement, identify gaps in knowledge, and provide immediate feedback to your course. In addition to hand raising or using microphones, audience response tools provide a way to increase interaction during lectures.

They can be used as:

  • Quick formative assessments; to check whether students have understood information and concepts covered
  • Contingent teaching; based on responses of the audience, switch the focus of the lecture (because they favour this or seem to know less about a certain topic)
  • Discussion and debate starters by posing propositions or asking no-correct-answer questions
  • Student engagement; creating a safe and attractive environment for interaction in which everyone can participate

 

Start using Wooclap

  • Sign up for a Wooclap account by logging in with your @maastrichtuniversity.nl email address and start setting up events
  • Read the manual and create your first questions
  • Contact the Blended PBL Support team if you need support or have any questions

 

Demo-sessions

Next year, UM Library will regularly host demo-sessions about Wooclap and all of its functionalities. Be sure to keep an eye on your faculty calendar for upcoming sessions.

Author: Barend Last, Blended Learning & Information Specialist

 

 


This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.

 

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