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Please switch your phones on: how a new smartphone app can enhance student engagement

Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square

This talk presents recent work in designing a smartphone app for enhancing students' engagement, led by Prof. Pat Tissington from Birkbeck's Department of Organizational Psychology and Prof. George Roussos, Birkbeck Knowledge Lab. Pat says: "It has become a standard part of my scene setting at the start of modules to insist that phones are switched off throughout. This talk will describe how my thinking has changed because of the smartphone app we have been building for the past year. The app actually encourages engagement during class and I will share how we have been using the app to help with onboarding at the start of the student journey and provided additional strands of engagement in large groups, seminars and across programmes. All are welcome to the talk. And do bring your phone!"

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