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Below I outline some tried and tested strategies that I have drawn upon in my classes to help promote interactive and collaborative learning within the classroom - techniques which can be applied to a variety of educational settings.
1. Online polling sitesPolling sites generally involve students engaging with lecture or tutorial content by posting questions via SMS. Responses are automatically collated and visible to everyone in the room, either on a data projector or by logging onto the site on individual devices.
Some sites enable students to vote for questions they feel are most pertinent to the class (thereby helping to create a student-centred session when the most popular questions are addressed during the session).