iClicker can be used to stimulate discussion, gauge student understanding on lecture material, or conduct paperless quizzes in class. Research suggests that while using iClicker to break up a lecture and make sure they are listening can be helpful, larger gains come from the use of devices, like iClickers, to inspire discussions between students solving complex problems. We’ve created a guide for more advanced iClicker usage. Check it out!
If you would like to discuss the logistics or pedagogical strategies for successfully integrating this technology into your course, email the Learning Technologies & Consulting Group at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our support staff will try to answer your emails within one business day, and to schedule appointments within the few days. Please plan ahead when looking to schedule in-person meetings, demos, and classroom support; we have limited staffing for iClicker and cannot guarantee immediate or same day onsite support (beyond issues with defective hardware). We recommend getting your iClicker software set up and tested before the semester starts, as our office becomes very busy during the first few weeks.
There is also excellent pedagogical research on effective clicker response strategies. Check out a few of these articles: