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Derek Bruff book and blog pages

Derek Bruff is a Maths academic who has written both a book and blog pages about using voting systems in teaching. The book “Teaching with Classroom Response Systems” sets out a taxonomy of uses. You can see a presenation I helped put together about this at

 The blog pages include posts with examples categorised by use (eg team-based Learning or peer assessment) and question type  (eg conceptual or case study questions). Both are well worth a  look if you are want more ideas on how and why you might use voting systems.THe blog also considers Backchannels (text, Twitter etc) and visual learning.

Book – Bruff, Derek. Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments. 1st ed. Jossey-Bass, 2009. Available in the library or as an ebook