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The use of electronic voting systems to engage students in outreach activities

Niyadurupola, Gan and Read, David (2008) The use of electronic voting systems to engage students in outreach activities New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, (4), pp. 27-29.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the use of electronic voting systems specifically in a range of
outreach contexts. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Reading and the
School of Chemistry at the University of Southampton are actively involved in delivering
outreach activities at primary and secondary school level with a view to inspiring a new
generation of budding chemists. Voting systems are successful in engaging students
across all age groups as demonstrated by our experiences with youngsters aged 4 to 18.
They are especially effective at breaking down the barriers of non communication thrown
up by students when faced with a difficult question and encouraging the participation of
even the most reticent teenager.

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Published date: December 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 198843
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/198843
ISSN: 1740-9888
PURE UUID: 3ea45b79-e05a-41d5-b2f6-0f507a8bf24d
ORCID for David Read: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0575-3816

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Date deposited: 10 Oct 2011 14:04
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:17

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Author: Gan Niyadurupola
Author: David Read ORCID iD

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