Testimony of Bruno De Lièvre, professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Science of Education at…Bruno De Lièvre, professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Science of Education at the University of Mons, details his Wooclap experience “Wooclap at UMONS” I have been using active methods (cuadros games, TRC, …) to liven up large audiences for a few years now. My criteria of choice are: it has to be in service of student learning, easy to implement, and suitable for large groups (350–400 students) Wooclap’s paid version seemed to meet these criteria, and in early September 2017, I bought a licence I use it in each one of my courses, as part of a Bachelor programme in Psychological Sciences and Education at UMONS or a Masters in Education Sciences.
Inviting curiosity and student involvement into the classroomWe met with Cindy Lopes-Bento, Assistant Professor at Maastricht University, to discuss the way she uses Wooclap to improve student involvement and curiosity during her classes How do you use Wooclap ? I use Wooclap to make my lectures more interactive. During a 2h lecture, my main objective is to keep students involved. To this end, I use different Wooclap questions to add some interaction between me and the students as well as among students themselves.
How to create interactivity with an audience of more than 1,000 people?Olivier Peeters, Head of Marketing & Innovation at BNP Paribas Fortis, shares his experience with Wooclap. What to remember from this meeting → With an audience of over 1,000 people, Wooclap is a great way to grab the attention of participants → 2 advantages: Wooclap brings interactivity and allows to measure the knowledge of the audience → 2 ways to participate to get a maximum of answers: SMS or WEB.
How to grab the attention of your students and create a better learning atmosphere?Wooclap has a wide range of applications, and depending on the context and the user, the platform might be used in a different way. Here are some of Audrey Dedonder’s tips and tricks, as well as her feedback about real time interaction in the classroom. Audrey Dedonder, assistant professor at Parnasse-ISEI (Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci), explains her experience with Wooclap What to remember from this meeting ? _1. At the beginning of the class, ask some warm-up questions to probe the motivation of your students 2.
The University of Mons deploys Wooclap to boost its courses!University of Mons, is one of the many universities to have decided to generalise the use of Wooclap to boost its courses in auditoriums and small classes! On Friday, March 16th, the Pedagogical Support Service of UMONS organized the second Teachers’ Day. This day allowed to highlight and to make known to the community, the pedagogical innovations established by the teachers of UMONS to further improve the quality of the teaching which is provided there.
Universidad de La Laguna — Flipped classrooms & WooclapWooclap was recently mentioned in a video featuring Prof. Enrique Quintero and Prof. Manuel Hernández, both educators at the Universidad de La Laguna. The two colleagues discussed a revolution in the way medicine is taught, a revolution centred around flipped classrooms. In their eyes, teachers should no longer be the protagonists in their classrooms, but classes should revolve around students and their role in their own education. Teachers used to prepare entire courses, which they’d introduce to their students by assuming a very active role, while students played the part of passive recipients of information.
Wooclap “Make Learning Awesome & Effective”Two weeks ago, 2 of our Wooclap members were at the BETT Show 2018, to present our digital solution. Joséphine & Gauthier had the incredible chance to meet Jonathan McCallum, an Australian visual story teller who interviewed them regarding their experience at Wooclap. This is what came out of their interview. Joséphine how did you get to know Wooclap? I came across Wooclap when I was a student, which wasn’t too
PARNASSE-ISEI uses Wooclap to Improve Participation Rates & Motivation among StudentsWe met with Audrey Dedonder who teaches at The Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci in classes of 25 students. One of the main issues she has to deal with, is her students’ lack of motivation and interaction in the classroom. She admits the topic she teaches (Research methodology) may not be very attractive to her students. In an attempt to remedy the situation, she has tried taking attendance, among other methods, but quickly realised this caused student motivation to fall to a new low.
The University of Versailles (UVSQ) uses Wooclap to make classes more dynamic!The University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) is honoured in many national and international rankings. It is ranked among the top 20 French universities by 5 internationally renowned rankings, including Shanghai’s. With 18,000 students and nearly 1,000 faculty members, the UVSQ recently decided to use Wooclap in its classrooms, in an effort to make classes more dynamic. Marjolaine Chiriaco, Senior Lecturer at UVSQ, was kind enough to share her thoughts on — and experience with Wooclap with us, as well as her perspective on the challenges of education.
Wooclap Case: 350+ Teachers use Wooclap at UCL!One year ago (February 2017), UCL chose to give all of its teachers access to Wooclap. The aim was to stimulate interaction between teachers and students, using a digital tool. The idea is to give students the chance to answer questions using their smartphones, and the result is a great success. Close to 350 professors have used the app in almost 1300 classes, and by doing so, they achieved the university’s objective to establish a dialogue between teachers and their students, even in large classrooms.
5 Essential Ingredients For a Successful Training SessionA few weeks ago, we were fortunate enough to meet with Natacha de Saint Vincent, President of the Francis Lefebvre Formation, and one of the leaders in the field of professionnal training. After a conference she gave about collaboration during training sessions, we discussed different theories, one of which particularly caught our attention; the 5 essential ingredients for successful training. Would you like to find out this secret recipe? Let’s go over it together.
Blended Learning Blog n°11: Pr Delporte Explains How He Improved His Students’ Grades By 10% Using…Cédric Delporte, Pierre Van Antwerpen, and Anaëlle Vanden Dael (ULB) studied podcasts and the flipped classroom, to help promote individualized learning as part of a heterogeneous scientific course. This research describes the organisation of flipped classrooms and the creation of pedagogic tools (podcast, virtual platform, quiz) in the context of a scientific lecture, attended by students from different faculties and different levels. First, let us mention the fact that flipped classrooms that were given to students turned out to be innovative, for both them and the teachers who discovered this new pedagogical approach.
Wooclap case: ENSAM using Technology to Interact with StudentsArts et Métiers ParisTech is a French engineering and research graduate school. It is a general engineering school recognized for leading French higher education in the fields of mechanics and industrialization. Cécile Pichon, multimedia pedagogical engineer at ENSAM, shares her vision of the use of new technologies in teaching. Is digitalization a threat or an opportunity for education? It depends on what we mean by digitalization. Modern technologies aren’t a threat.
The prestigious Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) is going digitalThe famous Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), through whose doors many French and foreign senior officials pass, is modernising its courses by integrating new digital solutions in its training curriculum. According to Eric Befort, the head of the Department of Digital Uses and Information System, the school still has a long way to go in terms of technology. However, with this in mind, the management has decided to start modernising over the last two years.
Wooclap Case: AppTweak at ASO BarcampLondon recently hosted the 4th ASO Barcamp in the Adapt Worldwide office The Barcamp gathers the best app store optimization minds from all corners of Europe to compare notes, to share knowledge and bring everybody up-to-date with the current state of ASO or App Store Optimization. Adapt Worldwide is a full suite multilingual digital agency focused on helping clients attain growth at home and abroad. AppTweak, represented by its co-founder Olivier Verdin, was a part of this ASO Barcamp.