nClass: why it works in the classroom?

Jul 25
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nClass: why it works in the classroom?

Sitting in a jam-packed lecture hall with 400 strangers isn’t just a hassle for students, it’s an absolute nightmare for professors. How can professors keep track of class understanding and lecture momentum? Does every student understand the concept? Is the material being presented too quickly? Too slowly?

In order to address these concerns, nClass is  a technology that’s been helpful for both teachers and students alike has made a huge breakthrough within the teaching arena. It’s well known that it’s practically impossible to keep track of absurdly large lecture halls with conventional teaching methods. This is why nClass and other methods of active learning have been picked up in large classrooms.

Active learning is a process that engages student learning through interaction that emphasizes higher-order thinking. Whether that interaction is through group activities, class discussions, or engaging lectures is up to the instructor —  nClass is a transformative piece of technology that allows an amalgam of learning activities to be combined into one app that runs on students’ devices.

nClass allows instructors to assess students on specific material by having students respond to a question asked in class. Usually, questions are styled in a  multiple-choice format, allowing students to respond to questions and then compare the results after the answers have been submitted and subsequently revealed. nClass enhances student learning by reinforcing material that was went over in class and serves as an excellent aid for memory.

This method of formative assessment provides instructors with immediate information and allows them to see a student’s mastery of a lesson. This allows teachers to adjust their teaching accordingly and assess the pace of a given lecture. According to a study published in the International Education Studies, incorporating student response technology such as nClass, made classes more interesting. One student from the study proclaimed that ‘mathematics class is interesting now. I can text the teacher my answers’.

Large undergraduate lectures have been deemed as ineffective by many seeing that lack of direct-contact weens attention spans and professors aren’t directly responsible for students. However, by actively engaging students within course material via direct usage of such technology has shown to directly contribute to student success. 

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