The ETH EduApp is a versatile tool. It serves as a navigation tool for students and can be used to organise a channel for semester feedback. In this Refresh Teaching event, we will focus on its use as a clicker system to foster interactivity in class. We will hear from EduApp power users how to get the most out of the app.
Prof. Nathalie Dubois
Prof. Nathalie Dubois (Eawag) recently completed her SNF Professorship in the D-ERDW department. She continues teaching “Limnogeology” for Bachelor and Master students, as well as “Umweltsysteme 1” for 1st year students. She will share the various ways in which she uses EduApp in her large class (300+ students) Umweltsysteme 1 class to assess students learning, get feedback, or even make them discover the focusTerra permanent exhibition in the NO building.
Dr. Elisabeth Giger
Dr. Elisabeth Giger (D-CHAB) is external lecturer and teaches “galenical pharmacy” for bachelor students, mainly studying pharmaceutical sciences. She will explain how and why she uses the EduApp for her lectures.
Prof. Christian Franck
Prof. Christian Franck (D-ITET) will talk about his approach and experience with clickers in a 1st year bachelor class in electrical engineering. The methodology of the course is basically flipped classroom and clickers are used to give the students and the lecturer feedback on how good the basic concepts were understood and to foster peer instruction whenever needed.
Prof. Dennis Kochmann
Prof. Dennis Kochman (D-MAVT) will talk about his experience with using EduApp’s clicker questions (and feedback channel) as a means to promote student-instructor interactions in large Bachelor-level engineering classes. He is Professor of Mechanics and Materials and, during the pandemic, has experimented with various forms of virtual teaching (including zoom, cameraman in the lecture hall, pre-recordings, flipped classroom, and combinations thereof).