Encourage a Deeper Understanding of Class Material

Dr. Su Gupta is a professor at the University of Alabama. She teaches sophomore-level introductory Materials Science and Engineering classes. Her biggest challenge before using CampusKnot was engaging a large class and retaining students’ attention. Her biggest challenge was finding an effective way to keep her students engaged and interested in the material. 

Solution: 

Dr. Gupta decided to try using CampusKnot, a cloud-based educational platform, to help her with her teaching. With its interactive features, she created polls and prompted students to ask questions related to the polls submitted, which resulted in students having a deeper understanding of the material. 

Results:

During the first semester, Dr. Gupta found that CampusKnot found that the polls and feeds were particularly useful for keeping her students engaged and helping them to better understand the material. These features allowed her to assess her students’ understanding of the material and track their progress.

The data was used to identify areas for improvement. She found that her Quizzes and Test performance increased to 80% class average compared to 75% from previous semesters. In her own words, “The polls and quizzes have been a great way to check for understanding and keep my students interested.”

Conclusion: 

CampusKnot:  

  1. Allows students to connect with peers and faculty in their school  
  2. Provides a platform for students to ask and answer questions  
  3. Features a discussion forum for students to post topics  
  4. Allows students to post events and activities on the platform  
  5. Has a reminder feature that helps students keep track of to-do’s, upcoming events, and activities
  6. Has mobile apps available for iOS and Android

Poll Everywhere:  

  1. Allows users to create polls and surveys and share them with others  
  2. Offers multiple question formats such as multiple choice and open-ended questions  
  3. Provides real-time results with interactive graphs and charts  
  4. Integrates with social media platforms  
  5. Has mobile apps available for iOS and Android   

Dr. Gupta found CampusKnot.com to be an invaluable tool for teaching her large Materials Science and Engineering classes. The polls and feeds helped to engage students and easily track and analyze students understanding of the material. quizzes, allowing her to gain valuable insights into her students’ understanding of the material.

Ana Gonzalez

Ana Gonzalez was born and raised in Panam√°. She is a student, turned educator. She loves learning new languages and writing about how education can be innovative and dynamic when implementing the right teaching methods.