You can easily use Wooclap to implement Harvard professor Eric Mazur's Peer Instruction Method by duplicating a question in real-time.

Here's how it works:

Step 1: Ask a question

Start by asking students a question to see if they understand the subject at hand (e.g. What is the capital of the USA?).

There are three possible outcomes:

  • Less than 30% of students chose the correct answer. Initial understanding is very poor, hence it is necessary for you to revisit the concept and ask the question a second time.
  • Between 30 and 70% of the students in attendance have answered correctly. In this case, invite students to spend some time trying to convince each other of the choice they made and answer the same question again.
  • The rate of success is greater than 70%. This result is satisfying: explain the answer and proceed to the next concept. What about the people who didn’t get it right the first time? If they still have uncertainties, this step will have given them a red flag, so they have more elements on how to prioritise their study before the exam.

Step 2: Duplicate the question

When you are ready to ask the question a second time, use your mouse to hover over the "Questions" button at the bottom of the screen.

In the list of questions that appears, find the question you want to duplicate and click on the white button on its right. The new question will be created and started automatically so students can answer it in real-time.

That's it!

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