Dr Christopher Wiley, Senior Lecturer in Music and BMus Programme Director, addressed the Turning Technologies User Conference 2012 at Aarhus University, Denmark on Tuesday 19 June.
In a presentation entitled ‘Using Electronic Voting Systems in the Arts and Humanities’, Dr Wiley argued for the largely unrecognized potential of electronic voting systems to enhance academic practice in disciplines other than the sciences and business.
Drawing on his use of the technology as a music lecturer as well as his original research, Dr Wiley illustrated his presentation with examples from his teaching on the Spice Girls, Jerry Springer: The Opera, and heavy metal, as well as from student focus groups
and academic skills classes.
Dr Wiley was one of six speakers to lead parallel sessions during the conference, selected from over 50 proposals received. The conference was the first of its kind to be held in Continental Europe, with participating delegates from countries including the US, Denmark, the UK, France, Germany, Holland, and Spain.
The conference agenda is available at http://www.turningtechnologies.com/studentresponsesystems/trainingevents/userconferences/denmark2012/denmarkconference/
and the full programme may be downloaded at http://users-cs.au.dk/mec/frontiers/2012/Frontiers-2012-program.pdf.