How to leverage Poll Everywhere to Keep your Learners Alert

Poll Everywhere

Any clinician educator will recognise this situation. You’re trying to engage your learners with a well-prepared lecture or tutorial, but their eyes are wandering. Fewer and fewer seem interested and you can’t seem to keep their attention. This can lead to frustration:¬†I am teaching¬†adults and they just don’t seem motivated enough! There is conflicting evidence about learner attention and whether it fatigues predictably or waxes and wanes. Historically, educators had been taught that learners might attend for 10-15 minutes before needing re-engagement in some way.((Johnstone & Percival. Attention Breaks in Lectures. Education in Chemistry. 1976;13(2):49-50. Available from: https://ctl.boisestate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Johnstone-1976-Attention-breaks.pdf))((Khan. Why We …

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