Introducing Quodl: An easy and popular homegrown way to increase engagement and learning in lectures with live quizzes
Dr Stian Reimers - Reader | School of Arts and Social Sciences
Quodl is a new learning tool that supports students by giving feedback and guidance.
- Offering immediate feedback on performance, both in absolute terms and using a leaderboard to compare with peers
- Giving tailored automated written feedback based on performance metrics, to indicate which areas students might gain most from revising.
- Giving students the chance to respond to the same type of question as in summative assessments, but in a gamified low-stakes environment
- Providing analytics to lecturers and programme directors to help identify students at risk of failing
I presented a prototype of Quodl at Learning at City two years ago, and the workshop was well received. This year I would like to give a demonstration of the commercial version, which is professional in appearance, stable and reliable, and has been validated with 1,000 students and their mobile devices. Even people who came to the previous talk will get a lot out of this session, with more opportunity to use the app to set up and run quizzes, and overviews of the new functionality like timing, extra feedback for students, and the entirely new interface.
Delegates will by the end of the session gain an insight into the challenges inherent in linking large-class teaching to summative assessments. They will also gain practical hands-on experience with Quodl, which will be available for any attendees to use in their own teaching the following term.
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