WHY USE ICLICKERS IN CLASS? the clicker, an electronic voting device that resembles a basic remote control and is widely being embraced by universities as a way to encourage interaction in classes. Lectures become more entertaining and students are motivated to pay attention in class.
I-CLICKERS ARE FLEXIBLE They can be used to monitor attendance, conduct paperless pop quizzes, review for an exam or poll students opinions regarding a class debate. Professors can give bonus points for correct answers or make answering compulsory and part of a students participation grade.
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS TO USING ICLICKERS An incentive for consistent engagement Improvement in students’ grades According to student evaluation of classes students state that the use of i-clickers got them to participate and attend classes Instant feedback for students and instructors
ARE THERE DRAWBACKS WHEN USINGICLICKERS? Are students resentful when i-clickers are used sporadically for example for attendance or for pop quizzes? Should i-clickers be incorporated into applications for smart phones and laptops or will that lead to distractions and too much multitasking during lecture?