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Using Clicker Systems for Classroom Interactivity: May 2012


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Clicker systems are known by many other names, such as Electronic Voting Systems and Personal Response Systems. This session is designed as an introduction to the systems and how educators use them in lectures.

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Using Clicker Systems for Classroom Interactivity: May 2012

  1. 1. Using Clicker Systems for Classroom Interactivity
  2. 2. What are ‘Clickers’
  3. 3. What faculty do you work in?A. FASB. FoEC. FoHD. More than OneE. Other 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% r S ne H E e FA Fo Fo th O O an th e or M
  4. 4. Examples of Use• Eric Mazur and ‘Peer Instruction’• University of Strathclyde’s uses include Peer Instruction [video]
  5. 5. Effects of use in HE• Kay and LeSage (2009) literature review• Classroom (attendance, attention, anonymity)• Learning (interaction and discussion, contingent teaching, learning performance and quality)• Assessment (feedback, formative, compare)
  6. 6. Challenges to use in HE• Technology (remembering kit, systems failing)• Teacher-based (responding, coverage, question writing)• Student-based (new method, discussions, summative assessment)
  7. 7. Different Tools• Handsets – Optivote, Turning Point, ActivExpression at EHU – Contact to book• Mobile Phones – Socrative, ActivEngage – Building block available for Blackboard mobile
  8. 8. Also Hands On– Setting up slides for TurningPoint and Optivote.– eShare guides – Optivote, TurningPoint