Professor John Boyer AKA ‘The Plaid Avenger’ on Poll Everywhere

Last week we posted about using Skype In The Classroom to expand teaching beyond the walls of the class. Today, we’d like to introduce you to John Boyer of Virginia Tech. Skype is one of the many tools Professor Boyer uses to teach a class of nearly 3,000 students! In fact last December Boyer sent a YouTube video request for a Skype interview to Aung San Suu Kyi, and the Nobel Peace Prize recipient graciously accepted! In addition to Skype, Boyer employs tools like uStream, Twitter, Facebook, Turntable, podcasts, his own graphic novels, and (you guessed it) Poll Everywhere to encourage teacher-student and student-student interaction in and out of class. John sat down to share his experiences with Poll Everywhere and his “mega-class,” World Regions above.

If you’d like to learn more about Professor Boyer’s experiences “supersizing the classroom,” check out his SXSW talk here or this excellent Chronicle of Higher Education article.


If you have a hankering to learn more about the world’s issue and problems check out; where you can learn about world events from Professor Boyer’s alter-ego and comic book character, The Plaid Avenger.


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