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2nd Annual Conference for High Impact Instructional Practices

August 6, 2019

Please find below a description of each concurrent session.  

Using Audience Response via Poll Everywhere to Drive Critical Thinking Skills in a Large Classroom Environment

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 11:30 AM–12:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Room 220
Abstract for Conference Program (150 words max)

Much debate has ensued about the utilization of traditional lectures. For the opponents of traditional lecture formats, much information exists about techniques to encourage an active approach to utilization of class time. Active learning includes many specific approaches and techniques, but the ultimate goal is similar, to engage students in an active fashion versus a passive one-way approach to disseminating information. Dr. Stewart, Mr. Kiech, and Ms. Abbott will present first-hand experience in using the audience response system Poll Everywhere, not just to have fun, but to engage students in meaningful, critical discussions. The importance of using an approach that promotes an emotional connection with the material will be emphasized. A key focus will be the students’ discussion and defense versus correctness of facts. Regardless of the size of the class or the type of learner, ARS using Poll Everywhere, if deployed effectively, can result in meaningful student engagement.

Primary Presenter

David W. Stewart, PharmD, East Tennessee State University

Additional Presenters

Anthony Kiech, East Tennessee State University
Kellie Abbott, East Tennessee State University