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How can I encourage student participation in Learning Catalytics?

How best can you structure your course grade in order to encourage student participation in Learning Catalytics?

Consider the following tips from the video below: “Balance competing tendencies when assigning credit.”

Some people choose to give extra credits on correct answers in addition to participation points. A common practice: 5-7% of a total grade is appropriate.

  • "Too little credit and students will blow it off
  • Too much credit and questions will feel like a test"

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Lukoff, B. (2015). Catalyzing Interactive Teaching with Learning Catalytics [Lecture video]. Retrieved from Tufts University, Tufts Technology Services. Mediaspace: http://mediaspace.tufts.edu