In our digital day and age learning is an opportunity granted to almost everyone. The internet has given us a medium of information transfer that can touch millions of people, anyone can learn anything now. These advancements in learning have been adapted to the college classroom in many ways as well–teachers will use videos,Read more about As High-Tech Teaching Catches On, Students With Disabilities Can Be Left Behind[…]
Research has shown that clickers (which can be used to for quick polling or question-and-answer sessions) are an effective way to enhance student learning in a wide variety of disciplines. For instance, this study done at the University of Alberta, Edmond showed that the majority of students strongly indicated that the use of clickers enhancedRead more about Using Clickers to Enhance Student Learning[…]
1. Consider the following questions when drafting clicker questions:
* What student learning goals do I have for the question?
* What do I hope to learn about my students by asking this question?
* What will my students learn about each other when they see the results of this question?
* How might this question be used to engage students with course content in small-group or classwide
discussions or by creating a time for telling?
* What distribution of responses do I expect from my students?
* What might I do if the actual distribution turns out very differently?
2. Look for answer choices for potential clicker questions in student responses to open-ended questions, ones asked on assignments in previous courses, on homework questions, or during class. This can lead to answer choices that better match common student misconceptions and perspectives.
Using Classroom Clickers To Engage Every Student Linda Briggs In this interview, a writer for the Campus Technology magazine interviews professor Edna Ross about how she uses clickers and what benefits they bring to her classroom. Edna points out, “With clickers, you’re giving every student a voice, even the introverts.” See the link below forRead more about Using Classroom Clickers To Engage Every Student[…]
Interaction and engagement are often limited by class size and human dynamics (a few students may dominate the conversation while most avoid interaction). Interaction and engagement, both important learning principles, can be facilitated with clickers. Clickers can also facilitate discipline-specific discussions, small work-group cooperation, and student-student interactions. Clickers—plus well-designed questions—provide an easy-to-implement mechanism for enhancingRead more about 7 Things You Should Know About Clickers[…]