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Hotseat provides all learners a place to quickly and easily participate in a productive backchannel discussion
during class. Suddenly, everyone has a voice.
Abiding by the “run what you brung” model, Hotseat allows learners to post questions and comments
using whatever technology they have available -- SMS texting, iOS and Android mobile apps, and desktop and
mobile websites. This gives everyone a chance to actively engage in classroom activities.
If you’re interested in learning how to use Hotseat you can watch our self-service video series that will walk you through each step needed to engage learners
using this tool or you can e-mail TLT@purdue.edu to request a consultation.
Dr. Sugato Chakravarty
Professor and Department Head of Department of Consumer Sciences and Retailing
Dr. Chakravarty is using Hotseat to engage learners in the classroom to empower them to speak up in large
Read more about Dr.
Chakravarty's work with Hotseat
Dr. David Bos
Continuing Lecturer, Biological Sciences
Dr. David Bos uses Hotseat both in and out of the classroom to help identify which concepts learners
understand, as well as which topics require additional coverage or demonstrations in class.
Read more about Dr. Bos' work
Professor, Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering
"When you have 100 to 150 students, not everyone can share; it’s impossible. However, everyone can share in
Hotseat. It gives every student the chance to contribute, and it gives me the opportunity to read everyone’s
thoughts after class so I can follow up if necessary." “In big classes, it can be daunting for students to
speak up. Luckily, Hotseat creates a safe environment by giving individuals who don’t want to stand in the
spotlight a platform to share their ideas.”