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Don't Understand Buzzers

Lecture rooms installed with buzzers.
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The lecturer says something then everyone has 5 seconds to buzz and then if they buzz the lecturer goes into more detail.

Let's get to the point when we talk.

chronological, Jul 23 2023


       The lecture would never be finished.
Voice, Jul 23 2023

       Yeah this would turn into the gong show.
RayfordSteele, Jul 23 2023

       What happened to raising your hand to ask a question? I think buzzers would be a bad idea, but having an anonymous quiet feedback method could be quite useful. Let the speaker see how many people are pressing the "don't understand" button. If the number get's too high, they can give more explanation, or invite questions. Listeners might be more willing to ask for clarification if they know they aren't the only one who didn't get it. Or have yes/no or 1-5 voting buttons, so the lecturer can ask, does that make sense and get an accurate response.   

       That being said though, teaching students to be willing to admit publicly that they don't understand is also quite valuable.
scad mientist, Jul 26 2023

       Actually, I never understood buzzers, even before this idea.
pashute, Jul 26 2023

       Seriously, this could be a useful idea for AI chats. It gives a really short response to your question, saving all the details for the "buzzer" button. If the buzzer was pressed, you get the details. If not, the AI chat continues on to the next point.
pashute, Jul 26 2023

       Who pressed the buzzer?   

       OK the Euphrates ends in the Shatt Al Arab delta spilling into the Persian Gulf, near Khoramshar and Abadan on the Iranian border with Iraq. The city of Abadan was originally... Oh you pressed it by mistake. Sorry.
pashute, Jul 26 2023

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