Erik Mazur visited the HiST stand at ALT-C, Manchester

2012-09-19

Erik Mazur, who developed Peer Instruction back in the late 80s, got a demonstration of the response system technologies developed at HiST during the international ALT-C conference held in Manchester 11-13 September.

Eric Mazur is professor of physics and applied physics at Harvard University, and is an internationally recognised scientist and researcher in optical physics. In addition to his work in physics, Mazur is particularly interested in science education: he devotes part of his research group's effort to education research and finding verifiable ways to improve science education. He has been developing Peer Instruction as a method for teaching large lecture classes interactively for over 20 years.

500 delegates from the UK, Europe and the US gathered in Manchester last week to attend one of the main international conferences for learning technologies in Europe. HiST provided a demonstration of the brand new Peer Learning Assessment Services (PeLe) for teachers, instructors, researchers and decision makers.

In addition, HiST provided demonstrations of PeLe, the online Student Response System (SRS) and results from use of new training methods like Activity Based Trarining from the EuroPlast Project, at a separate exhibition. A lot of people took great interest in both systems, including Eric Mazur.

  

ALT-C is the 19th international conference of the Associatioin for Learning Technologies in UK. The pictures shows Audun Grøm and Robin Støckert from HiST, demonstrating response technologies to participants.

A video from ALT-C 2012: A Confrontation with Reality
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SRS 2.0, PELE 1.5, Eval 1.0 and iLike 1.0 are available for use.