Electronic voting has proved its usefulness in educational lectures and classes in the University College London (UCL).
The system implemented in this prestigious university is used to promote feedback between teacher and students, and a deeper and more thoughtful approach to learning. For instance, a teacher can pose a question on the screen, and invite students to vote on the subject. After polling is complete, the system records and processes the information, then the responses are shown on the screen.
Electronic voting can be a very powerful teaching tool for diagnostic testing and teaching plans. It also promotes oral discussions by polling and asking for feedback on different themes.
Constant voting encourages students to discuss questions and to be actively thinking about their subject in lectures, thus promoting effective classroom participation.