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Following on from the first two parts to this D&I trilogy and after receiving lots of messages that mentioned the significance of 'making D&I part of your company culture', I thought it was only right that I published an article about this theme.
As we're already full steam ahead in 2020, we take a look back at just how far we came in 2019.
I recently asked Diversity and Inclusion professionals in my LinkedIn network to share their top tips of what they thought was 'most important to them when it comes to workplace inclusivity'. Find out what they said in this 2nd part of the D&I trilogy.
The Vevox Free account allows you to include interactive Q&A, live polling and audience generated words clouds in your meetings instantly. Ready to make your first meetings interactive? Then read on for our top 5 tips for getting the most out of a FREE Vevox account…
Diversity and inclusion are often misunderstood terms. Diversity is not about ticking boxes and making sure we recruit candidates based on their identities, backgrounds or gender. Inclusion is not all about just giving an employee the chance to feedback during an annual survey. Find out in this article what D&I really means and it's value in the workplace.
In this update due on the 12th December, the focus has been on making minor tweaks that will make a subtle but hugely positive impact on user experience.
In this article we will explain what a live word cloud poll is and reveal 7 of the best word cloud generators out there for creating static images to increasing audience collaboration in presentations.
In our latest product update, due for release on 22nd October, we’re bringing you some treats (well, it is nearly Halloween)...
After a major update, Vevox’s interactive audience display ‘Present View’ now not only looks like the kind of screen you’d be proud to present in front of, but it’s got a bunch of new simple new features that makes it even easier and to manage during a meeting or class.
Vevox, the popular personal response system for in class polling and Q&A is now available through Instructure’s EduAppCentre.com.
The Vevox App (No.1 polling app and Q&A tool) recently achieved a Trustpilot review milestone by reaching over 500 customer reviews. Find out it's impact on our employee engagement in this article.
The Vevox team thoroughly enjoyed another year of being the audience engagement partner and sponsor for the ALT Conference. This year’s conference was hosted in the vibrant city of Edinburgh and our team enjoyed the trek from our HQ up to Scotland to meet new faces and to catch up with our University clients.
Following on from the first two parts to this trilogy of articles on 'change communications' and after receiving lots of comments from my posts on LinkedIn that mentioned the importance of honesty in change communications, it was only fitting to publish a separate article on this theme.
Recently, I asked internal communication professionals in my LinkedIn network to share their thoughts of what they thought was the 'most important factor to change communications'. I was overwhelmed with the quantity of responses and the great advice shared, so I thought I would combined all the quotes and break them down into categories in this article and in part 3 'Change comms: honesty is the best policy'.
"Change communications is often perceived as company meetings and roadshows, emails and messages sent with fact sheets and FAQs”. Indeed, these are activities that might be conducted in a change management project, but change communication can mean so much more than timely events and drip-fed messages.
Guest Blog - University of Southampton. In this blog, student intern Simone Andorlini from the University of Southampton shares 3 ways to create an engaging and effective learning experience.
How greater understanding of emotional intelligence can positively influence employee engagement and wellbeing.
Finding the time to come up with creative internal communication campaigns has often been cited as a challenge by IC professionals at internal communication events and through feedback surveys. In this blog, we’ve pulled together 4 of the best award-winning internal comms campaigns that you can take inspiration from to unite your workforce and engage your employees.
There's no excuses for a delivering boring presentation in this day and age. Engage your audience by using some or all of these clever questioning techniques
Trust is integral to internal communication and is the essential ingredient to the new culture of flexible working and engaging with both office-based and remote employees. Find out the steps to building workplace trust in this article and the impact it can have on your workforce.
We are proud to announce that our parent company, Auga Technologies Ltd, has been successfully audited and is compliant with the ISO/ISE 27001:2013 standard for Information Technology.
From subtle improvements to entirely new features and integrations, this latest update not only means more engaged participants, but more options and an easier life for you.
More and more businesses are taking it upon themselves to involve themselves in
CSR and the ones that are doing it well are reaping the rewards. So, what does it take to get CSR right? Read on to learn more about 4 types of CSR and the companies that are implementing CSR in the right way…
How can you harness the power of storytelling as an instrument to engage your audience and achieve your presentation objectives? By the end of this article, we will have delivered you to the promised land of storytelling.
As a result of the year on year growth of investments in corporate social responsibility (CSR), we’re seeing more companies following the trend and realising the importance of it. But what does CSR mean and why should organisations care?
We share the tips, collected from clients and colleagues over the years, that will ensure your PowerPoint polling session not only goes without a hitch, but has you looking a cut above the rest!
The focus on company culture is only becoming more important. Whether you run a local 2-man business or an international organisation with over 100 employees, you’ll still need to focus on your company culture.
In this blog we take a look at how a successful employee onboarding programme can positively influence employee engagement, long after the honeymoon period.
The Saga Concludes. Updated following the Rise of Skywalker here's how reflecting on the Star Wars saga can help your business...
Communication tools are now part and parcel of the modern workplace, as they continually replace the need to communicate via traditional, ineffective formats. To help you figure out what tools you might need, we've compiled a list of the most popular internal communications tools that are highly rated by thousands of organisations.
Securing leadership buy-in for a communication tool can be a challenge for many internal communication and HR teams. With this in mind, we have come up with 5 crucial steps that you can put into practice to gain leadership buy-in for your chosen communications app.
You may have already heard the news that Meetoo is set to become 'Vevox' as of the 21st March 2019.
Internal communications and content marketing have a lot of parallels, here's our top 5 to help you improve your comms campaigns
Here are our tips on how to make sure your internal communications content hits the mark each and every time...
Read all about our highlights from the second half of 2018.
Find out if you're taking the rights steps to engage your employees. Answer the quiz to find out if your ticking all the right boxes for workplace engagement.
As we look to close out the year, it’s time to reflect on all the good things 2018 has brought us here at Vevox.
The Vevox platform and straightforward subscription pricing is designed to encourage users to gain maximum benefit from their investment in a live polling and Q&A app. Here's how...
We think there are 5 main reasons why word cloud polls are being used so vastly and why they have become loved by presenters and audiences all around the world…
In this article, we’ve outlined three key areas that you need to bear in mind when assessing your technology options and deciding if its easily adoptable.
A guest post from Kerry Pollard – Senior Lecturer (School of Community Health and Midwifery). Learn about her experience of using Vevox in the classroom
Whether you're itching to play festive tunes already or feeling a little bah-humbug about the talk of Christmas in November, we've got an early gift for you in the form of our Winter Product update.
When educational institutions are looking for a new student response system, we often get asked how other universities have managed to rollout Vevox to all their teaching staff. I caught up with Sophie Cookson, who is a Learning Technologist at Loughbourough University, so she could share examples of how Loughborough University have found the process of switching to Vevox.
One of the main features that seemed very popular with attendees at ALTC and was mentioned a lot on social media was the Vevox wordclouds. One of the wordcloud poll questions that was asked during the conference was “What are the biggest Learning Technology challenges for the academic year 2018/2019?”.
Read more about our exciting new initiative in our press release
As more and more universities are making the switch over to polling apps from clickers, the reasons for choosing clickers over polling apps are becoming more invalid, redundant and harder to justify. Let’s discuss the main counter arguments to live polling apps and why there no longer important to lecturers and Universities.
So, given the clear benefits to an institution of cloud-based polling and Q&A app solutions why are any sticking with out of date tech, and unrealistic pricing plans…? Here’s the top 4 reasons institutions shared with us as to why they clung on and what gave them the confidence in the end to make the switch to a polling app…
In this article, we share the 4 main reasons why polling software is now unrivalled compared to the old clicker based student response systems. We also reference some examples of the key drivers behind institutions switching from clickers to the highest independently-rated polling solution on the market that is Vevox.
When contemplating the use of engagement technology, one of the main considerations is whether the mix of the chosen technologies work together. The great news for anyone thinking of using Vevox for their audience engagement platform is that Vevox can be used in combination with many other ‘event tech’ essentials.
Since our last product update in June, the product and development teams in Finland and the UK have been busy working on some new features and enhancements to Vevox, ready for 'Back to School' this September.
Audience and employee engagement are hot right now, and for good reason. In a world of dispersed workforces, distractions and endless choices, bringing people together and LISTENING to them is more important than ever. This article will share 10 practical and widely used tools and services used by organisations to engage their employees…
In this guest blog post, Simeon, a lecturer at LIPA, shares his experience of using Vevox to teach music theory.
Whether you're looking forward to getting back into a routine or making the last weeks of the summer count, here are our tips for making sure your EdTech is in shape for the new term
Following on from part 1 of our Q&A session planning tips, this second part will give more details on how to further increase engagement and to get everyone on board with your Q&A from the get-go!
Q&A sessions are integral for engaging employees in company town hall meetings and giving your employees an opportunity to have a voice. If you want to ensure you are not on the forbidden list of “Q&A fails” then read our essential Q&A planning tips.
Self-regulated learning is becoming increasingly relevant in Higher Education as institutions continually look to improve academic results and the student experience. In this blog we take a look at how Vevox can be used support self-regulated learning in the era of learning analytics.
Through conversations with education customers, digital learning experts and our own research we've established that there are 3 main reasons why educators simply can't afford not to try an SRS in their classes.
More than half of Vevox’s clients choose to run their live voting through PowerPoint so it’s something we have lent significant attention to over the years. The following four points explain what sets Vevox’s PowerPoint polling integration apart, however the most important piece of advice we can give is simply to ‘try before you buy’.
PowerPoint presentations have got a bad reputation, primarily due to user error. In this blog we highlight the common mistakes and help to rectify them.
Deciding to use PowerPoint polling is just the first step, but equally as important as choosing the right polling tool is making sure you’re doing it right. In this article, we will share 5 essential tips and tricks for mastering polls in PowerPoint like a pro!
Ok, this may look a bit self-indulgent, but if you’re in the process of deciding which is the right tool for your live voting and Q&A then perhaps the words and thoughts of our customers, in handy ‘Top 10’ format, might just help. This article aims to provide a straight answer to the question our prospective customers rightly ask… ‘Why should I choose you?’
There's no doubt about it, decision making can be tough. In this blog we give you advice on how to make better decisions that will improve your internal comms.
Education establishments are often looking for engagement tools like Vevox to enhance the learning experience and to help them improve student engagement. In this article, we will share some examples of how universities have used Vevox's live polling and Q&A features to increase student success.
With the summer holidays almost on the horizon you might think things would be slowing down at Vevox HQ but oh no, we're still working flat out to bring you new features and improvements...
Word clouds can be used in many ways to engage an audience and for collecting feedback, but here are 6 effective and popular ways to utilize word clouds for your presentations.
I have used Vevox for the last 9 months with undergraduate students in sessions with between 50 to 70 of them in the room. My experience of the Vevox session has made me (and I hope students) more cheerful than fearful. So here are 5 ways I have used Vevox – I hope they are useful.
We all have those days that are filled with endless meetings, maybe even weeks or months! With an estimated “$37 billion lost annually to unproductive meetings” it’s important to get them right. This blog shares 5 practical tips to help make your meetings more effective.
With many factors to consider when choosing a student response system, it's important to assess your overall criteria and break this down into manageable sub sections to make it easier for you to make a decision. Here are 3 areas to consider during the decision-making process.
Pulse Surveys are fast becoming the most popular way to gather employee feedback, here are 5 things to consider if you are planning to try this latest trend
In this article, we will share 4 shocking real-life stories where companies have messed up with their internal communications, as well as sharing tips that could have prevented these dreadful blunders.
In 2018 the tools, techniques and attitude of the modern workplace make these meetings easier to manage than ever. There’s simply no excuse for holding a bad communications meeting… Yet they still happen!
Here’s our top 5, totally avoidable ways to ruin your next Town hall, all hands or internal communication meeting…
There has been a vast amount of academic research that has been published in the last decade about the impact of student response systems (SRS) in higher education establishments around the world. In this blog we highlight some of this research that looks at student feedback, as well as quantitative analysis of the effects of an SRS on knowledge retention, active learning and ultimately student success.
Most of us are stuck in a vicious cycle with our emails, we all moan about how many we get yet we perpetuate the problem by sending more and more each year. In this blog we look at emails' reputation and some possible alternatives...
For an organisation to breed an exciting, honest and motivational company atmosphere, it all starts with the people at the top. It is important that all leaderships teams and managers take the time to understand their workforce and communicate effectively with them so their employees are not left in the dark. Here are two considerations to bear in mind when trying to improve your company communications and culture.
Keeping your workforce engaged can be problematic especially if they work remotely, or across multiple office locations and different time zones. . In this article, we share 2 key areas that will help in understanding and mastering relevancy to improve employee engagement when working with a dispersed workforce.
Often educators look for new pedagogical tools to help them save time and to achieve better results for their students and their University and here are our 3 suggestions.
Can you believe it was only six weeks ago that we introduced our star rating question type in our last product update blog? Find out what's new in our latest update.
For the most part, the purpose of a meeting is to discuss and solve problems, brainstorm new ideas, to gather feedback and to ultimately make decisions. However, research from internal comms surveys and third-party organizations suggests that a large amount of workplace managers still consider their meetings to be unproductive and are lacking any real value. In this blog, we will reveal our top 4 tips to creating an effective meeting.
When gathering feedback from employees in internal meetings, internal comms managers are increasingly using digital methods as there is better control of anonymity and it requires less time and money to create, print and distribute in digital format than it is compared to paper forms.
This blog will give you some insight in to how a digital feedback tool like Vevox can help you in collecting valuable employee feedback and our 4 suggestions as to how to get the most out of your digital surveys.
Questions have long been used as an effective teaching tool for educators to gauge student understanding and to receive student feedback. For teaching staff, asking questions in lectures is key to getting insights into student behavior, student expectations and to evaluate comprehension and check progress with learning objectives. Here are our suggestions for 4 vital questions that every lecture should ask their students to help support knowledge retention and student engagement.
Our first product of 2018 is here! Find out what's new...
Just as with lessons or lectures throughout the term, students need to participate and engage for revision classes to be a success. Typically revision classes can suffer from poor attendance if they are not mandatory so here are three suggestions to help you to run engaging revision sessions.
It's still sinking in that we're the proud owners of a shiny Bett award. There wasn't time for speeches on the night, so here it is...
Deciding on how to incorporate revision into taught sessions and make it interesting can be a challenge. However, one method that can be used involves interactive quizzes at the end of lectures, in which students can answer questions and gauge their performance.
Whether you’re reviewing your existing employee engagement landscape or creating a new internal communication strategy we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to help you navigate this daunting task.
As the makers of Vevox App, used for live polling and Q&A to improve employee engagement at meetings and events, what are our internal comms secrets?
Success comes more naturally in the classroom when students enjoy their chosen field of study, feel connected to their studies and feel motivated to learn in lectures/seminars and start to see their hard work pay off in an effort to pursue their chosen career paths. Here are 3 ways a student response system (SRS) can help to achieve this.
Educators spend an enormous amount of time not only planning lectures and seminars but also planning the assessments they will use to track progress. In this blog we look at how apps like Vevox can help.
Internal communications meetings don’t need to be stuffy - with a plethora of engagement tools like Vevox available, HR and internal comms managers can bring these meetings to life.
Take our interactive quiz to find out how your meetings shape ups.
Here’s our top 10 ideas showcasing some novel customer examples of how to get extra value from a polling app…
Find out all about our latest product update. This release is all about additions we have made to the Dashboard view including an exciting import/export feature
Student engagement and active learning is important for any lecture as it allows students to retain knowledge more easily and to 'experience' learning rather than being a passive spectator. With this in mind, here are our 6 top tips for unmissable classes.
At Vevox we believe that the Lecture is not an anachronism that persists solely because of apathy, tradition, and the absence of alternatives. But rather a Live Event that, with the right level of interactivity, remains the most effective platform for learning.
Here are our three takeaways that we feel will become even more significant in improving the customer experience of event tech.
Heather Small’s ‘Proud’ pulsing through the speakers, wildly enthusiastic employees ‘on the bus’ and an enthralling 100 slide PowerPoint presentation with line by line animations interspersed with inspirational quotes and stock images… Sound familiar?
This Vevox release has been hotly anticipated by the Vevox team, as well as a large number of Vevox users, as it contains a highly sought-after feature ...and this feature is...Surveys.
Employee comms meetings can be highly valuable and companies can reap the rewards of them, but only if they avoid these 4 deadly sins.
There are a variety of factors that make for a happy workplace and colleague interactions certainly play a large part. Here are a few approaches to take on board when handling difficult meetings and work situations.
In this guest blog, Dr Emily Farrow from the Royal Free Hospital explains how the use of Vevox has positively influenced the teaching and learning experience in medical education.
How can you keep students engaged during your lecture? How do you avoid distractions? This blog post offers some great advice on how to get and most importantly keep your students attention in the classroom and beyond.
'Brain drain' is frustrating for both lecturers and students. Can interactive learning help avoid this problem?
If you’re looking for ways to improve audience engagement and want to avoid some common pitfalls then read on for 4 helpful tips.
As Europe’s only show dedicated to Event Technology, ‘Event Tech Live’ is a firm fixture in the calendar. For the Vevox team, taking part in Event Tech Live is a business opportunity naturally but it’s also a chance for the team to immerse ourselves in all the event ‘geekery’ that gets our fingers and grey matter twitching. Read our tips for visiting the show...
The education world has long known that all students learn differently but with the static methods of teaching available, it was always necessary to set the course for the slower-paced learner. This never gives an ideal outcome as that slower-paced learner can feel uncomfortable while quicker learners become bored. However, with the many ways to differentiate learning in the classroom, it is easier to provide an interactive, changeable experience for every student.
Event Professionals face the challenge of sourcing and using event technology tools that are reliable and deliver successful results, whilst also working with ever changing requirements and budgets. So, what are the four main considerations you should bear in mind when looking for your next event technology solution?
I was asked by a client of mine to run a “culture, vision & values” workshop recently. The question I faced was how would I deliver this and engage an organisation which includes team members with different skill levels and experiences, varied business functions, new joiners & long termers, multiple nationalities and cultures?
Dr Samuel Johnson produced an anatomy of Procrastination in an essay of 1751. “The folly of allowing ourselves to delay what we know cannot be finally escaped is one of the general weaknesses which, in spite of the instruction of moralists, and the remonstrances of reason, prevail to a greater or less degree in every mind”, he pithily wrote.
If you haven’t yet experimented with live polling and discussion apps in class, the start of the new academic year is the time to give it a try. There are so many brilliant ways to use it, from energising your lecture to improving student retention and helping your students to achieve learning outcomes.
According to The Mckinsey Global Institute 'productivity improves by 20-25% in organizations with connected employees'. Productivity and employee engagement has been cited as still being a main challenge for most organisations. With this in mind I will share three essential ways to increase employee productivity.
Making assessments and providing feedback is a significant part of an educators role. Normally, assessments involve a lecturer or teacher assessing a student through assignments or tests and giving feedback at a later stage, with the student a largely passive participant in this feedback process.
If you took part in our first Future Forum or have read the blog ‘What’s next for Vevox after our first Future Forum’ then you’ll already know that we’re hugely driven by user feedback. Traditionally in the business world August can be a quiet month, with many people taking holidays. As our friends in Education will know, this time of year can be just as busy preparing for what’s coming next.
Workplace training can still carry the stigma of crusty sandwiches and falling asleep at the back of the room. Not any more with our tips...
On August 8 2017, Google CEO Sundar Pichai abruptly cancelled the company’s much-anticipated all hands Town Hall meeting, convened to discuss the gender controversy that has engulfed the company and in turn created the worst kind of publicity from a reputational perspective.
Higher education is presently undergoing a far-reaching transformation, enabled by the deploy-ment of disruptive technology. In the working world, technology has already radically enhanced the ability to connect with colleagues, customers, and clients across the globe at the press of a but-ton or the tap of an application downloaded to a smart phone. Moreover, companies increasingly leverage technology to enhance employee mentoring programmes.
Currently the UK is a leader in terms of the number of students that start and finish a university course. The latest figures offered by OECD for 2014 showed that just over 70% of students who started a course finished it, compared to figures of 49% in the US and just 31% in Australia.
On 14th July 2017, we held our first ever Online Future Forum with some of Vevox’s most active users, our Product Manager, Matt Kelly and our CTO Marcus Wikars. Find out what was discussed and get hints as to what might be next for Vevox...
Following on from my previous blog '4 Essential Elements for Effective Training Sessions' which has received lots of comments from Training Managers, I thought I would elaborate on this and write another blog based on the messages I have been sent. Here are 7 valuable tips that have been highlighted as being particularly useful for Training Professionals.
As a technology company and a group of tech savvy people, it’s easy to get caught up and assume that everyone feels the same way about software, apps and cool new ways to use new technology as we do. We pride ourselves on making Vevox as simple and straightforward as possible. However, a recent Facebook campaign we ran highlighted that for all those people that love classroom technology, there are still a cohort who aren’t fans.
Today, student outcome and educational success depends on great instruction/lecturing practices, supported by the right learning technology. However, choosing the most effective technology at an affordable price is a challenge almost every University is facing. So how can your University make the best use of its available budget?
Emojis have become ubiquitous with 92% of the online population using them. So why are they popular and how are they influencing engagement and interaction?
On June 21 2017, in the UK, the Teaching Excellence Framework (“TEF”) was published to an accompanying cacophony of controversy.
It might have been a tough slog to get to the end of this final semester/term but the end is in sight...oh no, wait...now the planning starts for the next academic year! The summer break may be just on the horizon but whether you’re taking a well-earned break or starting your planning for the next year straight away, we thought we’d pull together some ideas for your welcome sessions for new students.
Our customers often ask us for a top tip when using Vevox... so, to settle an internal debate we decided to run a webinar based on top tips from the Vevox Team and asked our customers to vote on what they thought was the best tip.
In trying to please all party’s it's easy for employers to feel overwhelmed with differing strategies to succeed at employee engagement and improving the working environment. In this blog, we look at the three main benefits that managers should prioritise for maximum employee engagement and satisfaction. Eyes on the prize…
Hot on the heels of May’s Vevox product update which saw the introduction of a new ‘Open Text’ polling option and updated ‘Projector’ display including the ability to see messages automatically sort themselves by ‘Likes’, we’re pleased to announce… there’s more…
The business of colleges and universities is the creation and diffusion of knowledge. The commonplace perception in Western societies, since the end of World War II, has been that completing a college or university course and obtaining a degree equate to better job prospects, higher earning potential, and a comfortable future.
Today, an increasing number of lecturers are integrating social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest into their lessons. Since Facebook originally started in Harvard University before spreading to other colleges in the US, it is interesting to look at the role of social media in education today, a decade on from its creation.
Once again, the UK are in the throes of dissecting another General Election and social media is ablaze with impassioned discussions about party policies. Despite some fairly frank conversations in the Vevox office, this blog is not about the political manifesto’s but our own manifesto (of sorts) on finding a better way to obtain and review employee feedback.
Increasing student engagement and lecture participation can be difficult, even for the most experienced of educators. That's why these two issues are the main targets/objectives every educator is after.
We’ve all heard the words, “Communication is key” ad-nauseum, so why then is communication in the workplace one of the biggest bug-bears and how are some employers still getting it badly wrong when we have more technology geared towards communication than ever before?
With telecommuting rapidly increasing, it is essential that employees are communicating well and maintaining high levels of engagement with their employer. So, how do you keep your remote workers informed, engaged and progressing their skills, whilst understanding their needs and assessing their development at a distance?
General election fever is upon the UK. Various polls will be aiming to give the population a projection of how things might go. Contesting parties will be looking for a steer as to what is working, or where focus is required in the lead up to polling day on June 8th. The accuracy of these various opinion polls has rightly been called into question following some recent ‘shock’ results. Fortunately for businesses, there is a much more effective way to gather meaningful insights to base their decisions upon.
In today’s times of political uncertainty, particularly with Brexit looming, the old adage of “change is a constant” has never been truer. For businesses, change can be exciting and can open new opportunities for growth and development but, without effective change management and communication, it can be nothing short of disastrous.
To mark the latest release to the Vevox platform and app, we thought we’d share a quick run-down of what it means for users and share some links to resources for further information. We’ve also gazed into our crystal ball to predict the most likely FAQ’s. Admittedly relying on psychic ability to predict your FAQ’s is not a fool proof system so we will commit to updating this blog article as we receive any real ones...
With the new Vevox updates happening this week, I decided to grab a couple of minutes with the Vevox Product Manager, Matt Kelly, to discuss what this next release means for our customers.
The aim of education is to provide students with the skills they will need for later life. Yet according to a study by the National Careers Service, many employers are seeking candidates with certain soft skills and find them absent.
Vevox, the real-time messaging and polling app for meetings and educational events, has formed a partnership with audience engagement specialist Crystal Interactive Meetings, that will see Crystal providing a comprehensive customer support service.
The first University in the Western Hemisphere was founded at Fez in Morocco in 1059, followed by Bologna in 1088 and Oxford in 1096. Ever since, lecturing has been the predominant form of teaching.
Town Hall Meetings have become a staple of global management. The purpose of a Town Hall Meeting is to give a voice to the many and to inform the decision making of the few by soliciting the broadest possible range of opinions.
From student research UCLan conducted using Vevox, we know that all students said they enjoyed using Vevox in class with 92% feeling their understanding of the lecture improved with the use of Vevox.
As the millennial generation becomes a much larger part of the global workforce alongside their colleagues of generation x and baby boomers, employers need to consider how they will keep their intergenerational workplace engaged.
Educators have long known that students learn the most when they are immersed in a subject and that merely presenting them with a textbook or making them listen to a lesson doesn’t get the best results. This is likely at the core of the enthusiastic uptake of new technology in the classroom to offer a better learning experience for students of all aptitudes. But does this new technology mean that the textbook will soon be obsolete?
Research suggests that younger generations are ambitious and will job-hop to find new career challenges. Considering this, it is more important than ever that organisations focus on how they will appeal to future generations and keep hold of talented employees. Can you afford to lose great talent, year on year?
We have all become vaguely familiar with the term ‘millennials’ to describe the age group in their teens and twenties. But now the term ‘neo-millennials’ is being used to describe those born after 1995.
Things have changed, and whilst yes, some old tech can still ‘do the job’, up to date options are both expected and can offer so much more...
RAID, Europe’s leading Conference on the nature, scale and impact of technological change, was held in Paris between March 13th-15th. Vevox participated in a debate as to how technological innovation can amplify levels of engagement and insight.
The arrival of polling apps has transformed the landscape meaning that live polling and text based discussion have become an expected feature of the modern training environment. Here’s why…
Keeping students engaged and interested in a lecture topic has always been a challenge, even for the most experienced of the educators. According to the research, generation Z have an attention span of just eight seconds; still, with student engagement being central to student learning and growth, doing it right is vital.
For any training to be justified it must add value to an organization and to individual employee's continued learning and development. Considering the associated costs, tangible results are a must. So what are the effective steps to implementing a kick-ass training session that really delivers?
My husband recently gave me an Alexa (an Echo Dot) for my birthday, I was pretty excited about this, until I found out it doesn’t (yet) connect with my Sonos.
Vevox, a global leader in real-time audience engagement, has declared an amnesty for ‘Clickers’ the outdated numeric keypads otherwise known as audience or student response systems.
For many corporations the ultimate aim of training is to make more money. Of course it’s also about optimising performance, motivating staff and all the other side benefits. But how do you reduce your costs and improve the outcomes and experience of the training session?
There is a growing demand and trend for everything to become quicker or instant within our lives. But how will this employee behaviour impact your workplace?
I have spoken many times in front of audiences ranging from a few to many 100s of people. So why did I feel so nervous as I prepared to deliver my first webinar?
Large classes present a number of challenges for many lecturers. Students typically sit back in spacious lecture theatres while the lecturer in front of them attempts to impart knowledge and generate enthusiasm for the lecture topic.
The Taoist Lao-Tze wrote, “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand." This aphorism is especially pertinent to the current debate concerning education in the West.
Have mobile apps made audience response systems redundant? Will 2017 be your turning point?
As attention turns towards Valentine's Day, I came across 5 interesting facts about the celebration that are quite astonishing...
Returning to BETT last week, a year on from our launch into the education sector at BETT 2016, I was extremely proud of just how far we’ve come as a team and how much we have learnt in the process.
Is it the convenience of virtual meetings that makes them so appealing? Are face-to-face meetings still valued in the digital age? Read the blog to find out...
The Vevox team experienced the virtual reality world and discussed the future of VR. The question is, will virtual reality become our reality?
Calling all educators… You are invited to join Vevox at the world’s leading education technology event in London. We’ve got lots to tell you.
Is your workplace still feeling the January blues? Well, here are our 6 tips to increase the engagement in your workplace and to motivate your employees.
I was thrilled to see Ian Livingstone’s keynote speech at this years’ ALT-C conference* since he has been a leading figure in the UK gaming business since the mid-1970s; he established Games Workshop and went on to take a leading role in Eidos, the videogame company that created Tomb Raider.
How 34 speakers and over 150 delegates used an engagement app within their sessions to explore the main themes and barriers to engaging employees.
There is a lively, and intensifying, media debate at present concerning both the mechanics of teaching in High Education and the extent to which students are becoming overly pampered and protected. Vevox has become involved in this debate as a consequence of its capacity to enable students to ask questions anonymously in the lecture theatre.
Aleksandra Perisic looks at the benefits of exit tickets and why it makes sense to do it via an app.
Many teachers and lecturers find exit tickets are a great safety valve at the end of a lecture or class. They monitor whether students have fully grasped the topic – and at what depth.
In this case study, Inceptive Technical Direction share how any meeting or event can achieve fantastic engagement levels whilst also banishing ‘death by Powerpoint’ in the process.
...Not this year! We’re VERY pleased to report that Vevox (formerly Meetoo) was awarded ‘Best use of Technology for Analytics, Data Collection & Insight’ at the 2016 Event Technology Awards at the Supernova by London Embankment on Wednesday.
The smartphone has become an essential part of everyday life. We use it for everything from keeping in touch with friends and family to monitoring the weather and traffic and reading up on the news or other topics we enjoy.
Back in the early 20th century, the US Army produced a method of determining a recruit’s intelligence. It was called the multiple choice question system. Everyone was quick to embrace the idea and it quickly became the standard approach, used in businesses and within educational institutions all over the world.