Using personal response systems for induction
Woolley, Rebecca. (2006) Using personal response systems for induction. SCONUL Focus, Vol.39 . pp. 33-36. ISSN 1745-5782
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In the autumn term of 2006 the business and economics subject team at Warwick University decided to try a slightly different approach to library induction for undergraduates. We wanted to keep our sessions brief, fi rmly believing that not much is retained by students from induction sessions, and we wanted a session that would not just be a brief introduction to services. Drawing on a colleague’s experience we decided to focus on one specifi c problem we know students face early on in their course, namely understanding what they are looking for when they see references on a reading list. This had worked in a presentation format with quite large groups and included an element of interactivity. Having seen the Personal Response System (PRS) technology showcased on Warwick’s e-learning website, we felt this might enhance the interactive element so arranged for a demonstration of the system in the library. PRS is used extensively by the medical school within lectures and is used to great success in revision sessions, especially when used in a competitive team environment.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)|
|Divisions:||Administration > Library|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Library orientation -- Aids and devices, Library orientation for business students, Student response systems|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SCONUL Focus|
|Publisher:||Society of College, National & University Libraries|
|Page Range:||pp. 33-36|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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