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ERIC Number: EJ799838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Successful Clicker Standardization
Twetten, Jim; Smith, M. K.; Julius, Jim; Murphy-Boyer, Linda
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v30 n4 p63-67 2007
Student response systems, commonly referred to as "clickers," have become an important learning tool in higher education. With a growing number of faculty using the technology to promote active learning, student engagement, and assessment, most campuses have seen increasing clicker use. And with faculty bombarded by multiple, incentive-laden clicker systems pushed by manufacturers and textbook publishers, it is not surprising to find multiple clicker systems on any campus. The presence of multiple clicker systems inadvertently creates problems for different stakeholders. In an effort to address these issues, some institutions have standardized on a single clicker system. This article shares the collective experience of clicker standardization leaders at four institutions: Iowa State University, the University of Mississippi, the University of Toronto, and San Diego State University. For various reasons, each institution selected a different system. Despite encountering a few bumps in the road, all have had success--as well as increased clicker use in classes. (Contains 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Canada; Iowa; Mississippi