thiagi.com Freebies Training Games MULTI-POLLING INTERACTIVE LECTURE
This lecture game can be used in a virtual classroom environment (such as WebEx, Placeware, or Centra). You can apply the format for any topic of your choice.
List four or five critical features related to some concept or principle.
In my session, I listed these five critical features of interactivity on the internet:
Display this list as a polling slide. Ask participants to vote for the critical feature that they would to receive more information and explanation.
In my session, the last two features received the most votes.
Provide appropriate explanations and examples for the feature receiving the most votes. Then go to the next highest-vote-getting feature. Continue as needed. Any features that did not receive any votes are obviously self-explanatory. Don't waste your time explaining them.
Project another polling slide asking for the most important feature.
In my session, I asked the participants to identify the most important feature from the learner's point of view.
Display the polling results. Comment on the choices. Provide data from actual surveys, if necessary. Discuss the relative importance of each feature.
Project another polling slide with the same list of features. Ask the participants to vote for the most difficult feature to achieve.
In my session, I asked the participants to vote for the most difficult feature for the trainer to achieve.
Display the polling results. Comment on your views and survey results. Present suitable strategies and short cuts for achieving the desired feature.
Repeat the procedure with other superlatives as appropriate.
In my session I could have asked for votes for the most interesting, counter-intuitive, ridiculous, or controversial.
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