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Professor Samson's LectureTools software featured in article about student engagement

Posted: February 5, 2018

Professor Samson's LectureTools software featured in article about student engagement
CLaSP ​Professor Perry Samson is featured in a new article about student engagement in Inside Higher Ed. The article discusses historic options available to instructors looking to increase interaction with their students, and focuses a solution offered by LectureTools, a company co-founded by Professor Samson along with a group of students.
 
From the article: 
'Last semester, Samson said he received 770 questions from students. While he’s teaching, the questions are fielded by a teaching assistant, but he will review what students are asking, and where they indicated confusion, after class. This information then shapes how he approaches the next class -- whether he needs to review material or perhaps explain it in a different way. Samson said that the platform allows him to experiment with his teaching to figure out what works and what doesn’t. “It helps me identify when I’m being boring, when I’m going too fast. It’s changed the way I teach,” he said.'