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!
Improving Learning with iClicker
There is also excellent pedagogical research on effective clicker response strategies. Check out a few of these articles:
Technology talks: Clickers and grading incentive in the large lecture hall
Clickers in the Large Classroom: Current Research and Best-Practice Tips
OSU Research News: Students Who Use Clickers Score Better on Physics Tests
i>clicker inventor, Tim Stelzer, presents “Models and Best Practices for Using Clickers” at the University of Michigan on September 1, 2010
If you would like to discuss the logistics or pedagogical strategies for successfully integrating this technology into your course, please request a consultation with the LSA Learning and Teaching Consultants. Please plan ahead when looking to schedule in-person meetings, demos, and classroom support; we have limited staff who are experienced with 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 LTC becomes very busy during the first few weeks.
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