|"Toxicology of auxiliary and harmful substances II"
|Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy
|Dr. Vivian Kral
|No. of participants
|40 - 80 depending on the semester
|During the official semester
|Two in-class sessions
- Blackboard (material, communication)
- A wiki as a depository for lectures so that all students could review these and comment on them
Illustration 1: Voting devices (Image source: CeDiS, Athanasios Vassiliou)
The students are split up into two groups (A and B). Every group has two mandatory meeting dates during which the presentations are held. Two respective students give a short presentation on a toxilogical subject (e.g. on an auxiliary or harmful substance) that should then be discussed in-class. In the past the experience made was that the concentration level of the students decreases when the presentations are being held. Therefore, the following was tried out: After three respective presentations multiple choice / yes-no questions were asked using ActiVote. These questions can be answered by the students in the audience by using their voting devices. The questions and answers were created by the lecturer before the presentations. The solutions and percentage distribution of the results were presented in the format of diagrams using a PC/projector. For this seminar a Blackboard course as well as a wiki were set up and the ActiVote voting devices were borrowed from CeDiS.
Experiences made by the lecturer
The use of ActiVote was assessed positively by many of the students and the lecturer herself.
- CRS: ActiVote: The voting system ActiVote was obtained by CeDiS for the Freie Universität and can be borrowed by those lectureres interested in using this system for testing purposes. Up to 120 response devices are available. The CeDiS consultants will gladly support you when it comes to implementing the voting system.
- Short video on the implementation of ActiVote
Support offered by CeDiS
- Consulting services for the implementation of digital solutions in teaching: The Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS) has extensive experience of many years when it comes to the implementation of digital media and systems within the fields of teaching, learning and research. We offer a wide variety of consulting services on the implementation of these tools and systems within the entire academic scope and especially at Freie Universität Berlin.
- Training courses and workshops: For lecturers at Freie Universität Berlin (professors, employees, tutors) as well as lecturers of other universities CeDiS offers training courses and workshops on the topic of teaching and learning with digital media. These course enable participants to implement online elements within their own sphere of teaching.
- The Executive Board of the Freie Universität supports e-learning initiatives: With the e-learning funding program financial resources are provided to lecturers that enrich and improve their courses quality-wise by implementing technological and media-related support. All of the academic staff teaching, the lecturers or even the institutions of the Freie Universität - without the Charité-Universitätsmedizin - can be supported within this program.