Pedro M Teixeira, School of Medicine, University of Minho, Portugal

Workshop description

The course responds to situations where students are in the classroom, but not in class, often they are online and not involved with the class. Student involvement and participation possibilities will be presented with web-based audience response systems (eg, PollEverywhere) and other online tools. Evidence-based elements will be provided for classroom interactive design.


At the end of the session, the participants will be able to identify resources online and to design interactive dynamics for their use in the classroom. They should also be able to reflect critically on the advantages and risks associated with their use.


  • McCoy, B. (2013). Digital distractions in the classroom: Student classroom use of digital devices for non-class related purposes.
  • Hunsu, N., Adesope, O., & Bayly, D. (2016). A meta-analysis of the effects of audience response systems (clicker-based technologies) on cognition and affect. Computers & Education, 94, 102-119.