QANDR excels in smaller groups as a way to enliven and facilitate group discussions, but is equally at home in educational settings. Timber Haaker, professor Business Models at Saxion University of Applied Sciences in Enschede, ran a series of workshops for 2nd year students Business Economics on the topic of Future Scenarios, using QANDR to increase engagement and spice up the workshops.
All in all 70 students had the opportunity to give their responses using QANDR polls, word clouds pointers and the new moodboard, in groups of up to 33. QANDR worked well and students and teachers alike found the QANDR interactions to be useful and of added value.
I used QANDR in a sequence of three group lectures containing 16 up to 33 students. With this group size it is normally difficult to keep everybody’s attention but QANDR helped me to involve everybody in a playful manner.
Dr.ir. Timber Haaker
Professor Business Models, Saxion | University of Applied Sciences
Some interactions invited more then playful responses (chasing each other’s pointers across the screen or lining them up) but that only enhanced the camaraderie and the responses provided a good starting point for the discussion.
As QANDR is being improved and extended, it is becoming more and more suited to be used by students in higher education and we at Noterik are looking forward at seeing QANDR being used increasingly in educational settings.