The tool was used in four different MBA courses related to economics, business studies, and political science. The courses each run for 14 weeks, usually with an instructional session earlier in the week focused on transferring knowledge and then a participation-oriented session at the end of the week.
Interactive Presentation was used to stimulate more student engagement in the discussions during class. In these courses the students are international, non-native English speakers of mixed ages and (language) abilities. The tool was used to provide students with an equal opportunity to contribute during presentations and ask/answer questions about the course content.
Students are asked to answer a handful of multiple choice questions over the course of the presentation, testing their recall and understanding of basic theories and principles in the course material.
Open questions during the presentation require students to analyse and evaluate theories before answering up to around 10 questions per presentation, most of which were multiple choice. The open questions were also used as a starting point for class discussions.
These learning activities are based on Bloom’s Taxonomy at the following levels:
"I found that we could now compel students to engage in a way that we hadn’t yet managed before using the tool." - Andrew Wright, Lecturer, HULT International Business School
The instructor noted that a sizeable proportion of students had failed to study the course literature before class. The Interactive Document or Comprehension tools can be used to integrate mandatory questions or commenting in texts. This could compel students to engage with these materials at home and therefore be able to contribute more during class.
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