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The global, cross-sector conference and exhibition on
technology supported learning and training

Berlin, November 27 - 29, 2019

Free Seminar Programme FSP211

Engaging Minds, Capturing Learning: Next Generation Tools to Support Active Learning in the Workplace and Beyond

When you teach in class, how do you know who is confused, who is bored, who hasn’t even bothered to attend, and perhaps more importantly, who has learnt anything? This session will introduce the next generation of classroom technologies and reveal how they are impacting on engagement and learning. The approach offers a flexible pedagogical platform for instructors to extend their teaching and training, whilst providing timely feedback on how learners are progressing. By also including powerful engagement metrics to capture learning interactions, instructors and senior managers can analyse the effectiveness of teaching formats, of class engagement, and individual learner behaviours. Pedagogical studies confirm that this can have a significant impact on critical learning outcomes, such as early warning of student failure (Freeman et al, 2014; Samson, 2016), and boosting retention (HEC, 2016), while also increasing learning gain and exam scores (Montpetit, 2016). Students also value their ability to control the pace, place and mode of their learning (Gosper et al, 2009; Leadbeater et al, 2012; White, 2016), whilst receiving more immediate feedback on their progress (JISC, 2016). Moving to ‘learning capture’ mindset thus offers new opportunities for educators to empower learners before, during and after class.

OEB speaker John Couperthwaite

John Couperthwaite

Echo360, UK