College of Computing and Informatics organized a workshop on Thursday the 25th of February 2021. The title of the Workshop was Tools for Online Teaching and Learning. Well over 30 participants attended the Workshop. The idea was to present and discuss various interactive tools used in teaching and learning. The Workshop was designed for 90 minutes, with three presentations and demos.
The first presentation was by Dr Talal, who explained the
poll everywhere tool and how he was using it in his classes and did a live demo. The second presentation was by Mr Nasr Mohamed Abdalla Mohamed, who talked about another exciting tool, the
mentimeter, followed by a live demo. The third and final presentation was by Dr Saadat, who explained another tool called Kahoot and how it is helping him in his classes.
The discussed tools have shown to increase student attentiveness and engagement during class. And the learning atmosphere helps students, who might be easily side-tracked or disinterested by traditional lectures.
The workshop finished with a discussion and a plan to host a more detailed session of the tools discussed.