Learning is greatly improved through risk-free participation, and motivation and interest are heightened when using Xorro-Q. Audiences feel empowered and take deep ownership from sessions which enable them to contribute ideas and opinions. Invaluable data is automatically collected and summarised in-session, and is saved for later analysis.
Education institutions benefit from the enhanced student retention, and from rich learning analytics produced from the sessions. Institution managers receive deep insights into the student experience, and reports identifying students in need of early intervention.
Xorro-Q is the perfect complement to a slide show or video or other software on the computer. Xorro-Q is perfect for group brainstorming (eg with a mind-mapping or whiteboarding software tool on the teacher’s computer), or as a means for the teacher to instantly ask questions of the class during a presentation or video in order to assess understanding in the instant. Xorro-Q can also be used to launch and manage quizzes and tests, whether real-time (synchronous) or a-synchronous (eg homework based).
Using Xorro-Q, students interact using their personal browser-capable mobile devices: mobile phones, tablets, laptops or computers. The lecturer can send questions to the student devices, and replies can be displayed for all to share.
Xorro-Q’s Q-Launcher “tile” floats over any display context (such as a slide show or video etc). Clicking on this tile at any time enables the lecturer to instantly launch a question or activity (either spontaneous, ie verbal, or pre-prepared). A simple dashboard then displays key participant data.
Activities can be scored automatically, in which case Xorro-Q’s optional Leaderboard and feedback provides heightened student motivation. All data is accessible and can be student identified, making Xorro-Q a perfect enabler for real-time formative assessment and for longitudinal analysis.