Using a Student Response System in Library Instruction




Joe Hardenbrook
Educational Technology Coordinator & Research/I...
No standard terminology



 Clickers
                                       Personal Response Systems
     Audience Respon...
CLICKING WITH STUDENTS
Public University
1.
     Private University
2.
     Community College
3.
     Other
4.


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Yes
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     No
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CLICKING WITH STUDENTS
Infrared (IR)
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     Think “TV remote.” Can only send info.
    Radio Frequency (RF)
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     Two-way device. Can verify i...
SYSTEMS
     Turning Technologies: http://www.turningtechnologies.com/
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     iClicker: http://www.iclicker.com/

     eI...
Install TurningPoint software on your computer.
1.
     Write your questions in PowerPoint.
2.
     Install TurningPoint s...
The class time it may
1.
     take up
     Cost ($$$$)
2.
     Learning how to use
3.
     them
     Potential technology
...
0-10
1.
     11-20
2.
     21-30
3.
     Over 30
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      Answe...
One-shot
1.                                                  30
     instruction sessions
     Course-integrated
2.
     m...
CLICKING WITH STUDENTS
Ask student opinion-related questions.

    Space questions throughout your

    presentation.
    Encourage active disc...
Promotes active learning

     P-D-P: Poll-Discussion-Poll format
    Encourages ALL students to participate

    Adapt...
Getting your clickers back!

    Tech issues: installation of software,

    compatibility w/ PC vs. Mac, Office 2003 vs...
Demonstration:

     Do a search in the databases for articles about NO
      CHILD LEFT BEHIND and TESTING.
      Then ...
Conceptual:

     Indentify the key words in the following
     statement: HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES SHOULD
     BE TESTED FO...
Recall:

     You would use the Library’s online journals link to:
      ▪ Get the full-text of articles
      ▪ Search ...
Evaluative:

     The librarian presented the information clearly
     and in a well organized manner:
      ▪   Strongl...
CLICKING WITH STUDENTS
Strongly Agree
1.
     Agree
2.
     Neutral
3.
     Disagree
4.
     Strongly Disagree
5.

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Bobkoff, Dan. “In Search of Answers, Teachers Turn to Clickers.” All Tech Considered. NPR.

    March 2, 2009. Online: ht...
Joe Hardenbrook, MLS
Educational Technology Coordinator
& Research/Instruction Librarian
Millikin University
Decatur, IL

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  1. 1. Using a Student Response System in Library Instruction Joe Hardenbrook Educational Technology Coordinator & Research/Instruction Librarian Millikin University 2 April 2009
  2. 2. No standard terminology Clickers Personal Response Systems Audience Response Systems Student Response Systems Wireless Response Systems Student Polling Systems Interactive Student Response Systems Interactive Student Response Systems
  3. 3. CLICKING WITH STUDENTS
  4. 4. Public University 1. Private University 2. Community College 3. Other 4. 0% 0% 0% 0% er . ... . Answer Now l. . s.. er h l er Co Ot v iv ni ty Un eU i un ic t iva m bl m Pu Pr Co
  5. 5. Yes 1. No 2. 0% 0% Answer Now s No Ye
  6. 6. CLICKING WITH STUDENTS
  7. 7. Infrared (IR)   Think “TV remote.” Can only send info. Radio Frequency (RF)   Two-way device. Can verify if answer has been received.  Some include LCD screens (useful for math & science) Computers   Classroom control systems. Not a clicker, but similar. Cell phone / Text Messaging, smart  calculators, etc…can be integrated w/ clicker software
  8. 8. SYSTEMS Turning Technologies: http://www.turningtechnologies.com/  iClicker: http://www.iclicker.com/  eInstruction/Interwrite: http://www.einstruction.com/  H-ITT: http://www.h-itt.com/  COMPARISON & INFORMATION UNLV clicker comparison:  http://oit.unlv.edu/clickers/comparisons.html Vanderbilt Clicker Bib (over 200 entries):  http://www.vanderbilt.edu/cft/resources/teaching_resource s/technology/crs_biblio.htm University of Waterloo: http://cte.uwaterloo.ca/clickers.html 
  9. 9. Install TurningPoint software on your computer. 1. Write your questions in PowerPoint. 2. Install TurningPoint software on the instructor 3. computer in the lab or classroom. Pass out the clickers to the class. 4. Bring up your PowerPoint on the screen & start 5. polling. Students’ responses are sent to the receiver (USB 6. port). Display the results. 7.
  10. 10. The class time it may 1. take up Cost ($$$$) 2. Learning how to use 3. them Potential technology 4. issues Getting faculty on 5. 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% board Answer Now The class Cost ($$$$) Learning Potential Getting time... how t... tech... facult...
  11. 11. 0-10 1. 11-20 2. 21-30 3. Over 30 4. 0% 0% 0% 0% Answer Now 10 0 0 0 -2 -3 r3 0- 11 20 e Ov
  12. 12. One-shot 1. 30 instruction sessions Course-integrated 2. multiple sessions or 0% for-credit info lit courses Both 3. Answer Now One-shot instruct... Course-integrated... Both
  13. 13. CLICKING WITH STUDENTS
  14. 14. Ask student opinion-related questions.  Space questions throughout your  presentation. Encourage active discussion & questions. Just  don’t rely on the clickers! Try some assessment of learning or  evaluative questions at the end.  Pre- and post-testing On the question slides: indicate correct  answers and show results of class.
  15. 15. Promotes active learning   P-D-P: Poll-Discussion-Poll format Encourages ALL students to participate  Adapt instruction based on feedback   Explain a concept more thoroughly  Promote discussion  Move on to the next topic Student feedback: anonymous or indentified  Assessment: download results   Student Learning or Librarian Assessment
  16. 16. Getting your clickers back!  Tech issues: installation of software,  compatibility w/ PC vs. Mac, Office 2003 vs. Office 2007 Coming up with appropriate questions: just don’t  regurgitate content! Time spent in class   Especially for assessment purposes “Death by PowerPoint”!!! 
  17. 17. Demonstration:   Do a search in the databases for articles about NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND and TESTING. Then do a new search for NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND and TESTING and BUSH.  The new search will give you: ▪ The same results ▪ More results ▪ Fewer results
  18. 18. Conceptual:   Indentify the key words in the following statement: HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES SHOULD BE TESTED FOR DRUGS. ▪ Athletes, drugs, testing ▪ Athletes, drugs ▪ Athletes ▪ Athletes, high school, drugs, testing
  19. 19. Recall:   You would use the Library’s online journals link to: ▪ Get the full-text of articles ▪ Search the catalog for books ▪ Access the electronic reserves
  20. 20. Evaluative:   The librarian presented the information clearly and in a well organized manner: ▪ Strongly Agree ▪ Agree ▪ Neutral ▪ Disagree ▪ Strongly Disagree
  21. 21. CLICKING WITH STUDENTS
  22. 22. Strongly Agree 1. Agree 2. Neutral 3. Disagree 4. Strongly Disagree 5. 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% ee e l ee e tra e re r gr gr Ag u Ag sa Ne sa Di ly Di ng ly ro ng St ro St
  23. 23. Bobkoff, Dan. “In Search of Answers, Teachers Turn to Clickers.” All Tech Considered. NPR.  March 2, 2009. Online: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=101343866. Bugeja, Michael. “Classroom Clickers and the Cost of Technology.” Commentary. Chronicle  of Higher Education. December 5, 2008. Online: http://chronicle.com/weekly/v55/i15/15a03101.htm. Corcos, Evelyn & Vivienne Monty. “Interactivity in Library Presentations Using a Personal  Response System.” Educause Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 2, April-June 2008. Online: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EQM0826.pdf. Ivy, Krista & Debbie Renfrow. “Clickers Go to the Library.” [PowerPoint]. San Diego State  University. August 7, 2007. Online: http://library.ucr.edu/?view=services/instruction/clickers.html. Kaleta, Robert & Tanya Joosten. “Student Response Systems: A University of Wisconsin  System Study of Clickers.” ECAR Research Bulletin, vol. 2007, no. 10. Online: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERB0710.pdf. Martyn, Margie. “Clickers in the Classroom: An Active Learning Approach.” Educause  Quarterly, vol. 30, no. 2, 2007. Online: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EQM0729.pdf. Matesic, Maura Alicia & Jean M. Adams. “Provocation to Learn: A Study in the Use of  Personal Response Systems in Information Literacy Instruction.” Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, vol. 3, no. 1, 2008. Online: http://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/article/view/327/802. Shieh, David. “Going Beyond Classroom Clickers.” Chronicle of Higher Education. March  13, 2009. Online: http://chronicle.com/free/v55/i27/27a01301.htm.
  24. 24. Joe Hardenbrook, MLS Educational Technology Coordinator & Research/Instruction Librarian Millikin University Decatur, IL jhardenbrook@millikin.edu Tel: 217.424.3692
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