“Please switch your phones on”: how an app can enhance student engagement
“Please switch your phones on”: how a new smartphone app can enhance student engagement (Bite-Sized Good Practice Talk)
Professor Pat Tissington, Department of Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck
It has become a standard part of my scene setting at the start of modules to insist that phones are switched off throughout. This talk will describe how my thinking has changed because of the smartphone app we have been building for the past year. The app actually encourages engagement during class and I will share how we have been using the app to help with onboarding at the start of the student journey and provided additional strands of engagement in large groups, seminars and across programmes. All are welcome to the talk. And do bring your phone!