The interactive lecture app
Started 1 Jul 2013
The vision is simple. When an academic starts a lecture, he or she logs on to Konnect via a website and starts a new session. Students’ smartphones then automatically find that session and can use it to answer quizzes, receive feedback, ask questions and engage with the lecturer.
“From our time at university we’ve come to realise that the best lecturers are those who engage with their students verbally and visually.”
Co-creator Adam Plowman
Now the pair of third year students have been funded to develop Konnect which connects lecturers and their students in real time, in the lecture theatre.
How does Konnect work?
Once the lecturer logs on to the system, students can connect using their mobile phones, tablets and laptops and ask questions at any time. Meanwhile, the lecturer has access to crowdsourced content which could include polls, and other quizzes uploaded in association with a given course.
“We think there’s enormous potential to improve the lecture experience with today’s technology, so students have the best chance to truly understand their topic.”
Co-creator Nat Dilokthanakul
The designers envisage that the library will look like an app store where people can rate and review the content to make sharing easy.
What's happening with 2013 ideas?
Jisc is working with six of the 21 projects from the 2013 Summer of Student Innovation to develop and explore the possibility of offering them as a shared service for the sector.