TurningPoint is an Audience Response System (ARS) used at the University of Plymouth. It was chosen due to its quick and easy configuration and the ability to add questions into any existing PowerPoint presentations.
What is an Audience Response System?
An Audience Response System (ARS) allows you to 'ask the audience' and get them to vote or answer questions whilst attending a lecture/presentation.
What's new in TurningPoint?
Within TurningPoint, the lecturer now has added functionality which enables students to vote using their own personal mobile devices. The benefits of this are that you are no longer reliant on the clickers and using this new license enables up to 500 students to poll. An added benefit using mobile devices is that students are now able to use text in their responses, this gives the lecturer a greater breadth of feedback to their responses.