"Any questions?" Silence. Not a peep. Either your students effortlessly grasp the finer points of your lecture – or at least some of your class are simply too embarrassed to pipe up about anything they don't understand.
Professor Sophocles Mavroeidis (University College) used voting software to find out if students were keeping up with his lectures in the Department of Economics. An easy-to-use polling app (Socrative) helped Professor Mavroeidis get just the on-the-spot feedback he needed to tailor the pace and focus of his teaching.