- September 21, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Student response systems provide the opportunity for students to become active and engaged within the classroom. Research has shown improved learning outcomes with the use of iclickers as compared to traditional lecture-driven methods. Some of the reasons for the success of clickers have been that they provide feedback to student questions quickly within the activity and that they allow instructors to gauge levels of understanding with material in real time while also letting students respond n anonymity. In a study of graduate and undergraduate students on the use of clickers, researchers found that students placed on a high value on the use of iclickers to support their learning and recommended their use in future classes (Martyn, 2007). Caldwell (2007) found, “When used in classes, audience response systems (ARS) clickers typically have either a benign or positive effect on student performance on exams, depending on the method and extent of their use, and create a more positive and active atmosphere in the large classroom. These systems are especially valuable as a means of introducing and monitoring peer learning methods in the large lecture classroom.”
In this workshop by Dr. S. Raj Chaudhury, Executive Director of the ILC, who has used classroom response systems in his own teaching for over fifteen years and presented to faculty all over the world, will show you the basics of how to use iclickers and will present to you with many best practices to take your teaching to new levels.
Caldwell, J. E. (2007). Clickers in the large classroom: Current research and best-practice tips. Cell Biology Education, 6(1), 9-20. doi:10.1187/cbe.06-12-0205
Martyn, M. (2007). Clickers in the classroom: An active learning approach. Retrieved from http://er.educause.edu/articles/2007/1/clickers-in-the-classroom-an-active-learning-approach
Venue: ILC Classroom