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SDUUP | Newsletter June 2021

THEME: The E-learning Project Fund 2022 - Classroom shared drawing – a student response system based on drawing

In 2019, Henrik Skov Midtiby, associate professor at the The Faculty of Engineering, and colleagues received funding from the E-learning project fund to design a new way to receive immediate feedback during lectures via a student response system based on drawing.


There was a need to find a technical solution that would work better than the use of regular multiple-choice questions during lectures. This resulted in the idea of classroom shared drawing. The purpose of the project was to test whether classroom shared drawing could work in a productive way. In the following video, Henrik Skov Midtiby gives a demo and an introduction to the pedagogical thoughts behind the technical solution classroom shared drawing. Among others, he draws upon Erik Mazur’s theory about peer instruction.

Interim results 

Henrik Skov Midtiby emphasises that the project has demonstrated in which contexts the classroom shared drawing functions, and in which it does not. The students have also been asked what they think can be improved and what already works well. It is mentioned that the feedback function – as with multiple-choice questions – works fast and effectively and that the graphic elements can make messages clearer. Negatives could be that the students play with the tool. It was also clear, that it is necessary to work with a template because everyone has their own idea about how something should be drawn.

Henrik Skov Midtiby

Associate Professor, The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute,
The Faculty of Engineering,
Tel.:+45 21356105

The article in brief

- The project develops a new way to receive immediate feedback from students during lectures.

- The project investigates whether immediate feedback could be given via classroom shared drawing instead of multiple-choice questions.

- The students that have tested this idea have provided useful feedback as to how the tool can be used in a meaningful way during lectures. 

Editing was completed: 25.06.2021