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ERIC Number: EJ854499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1552-3233
To Click or Not to Click: That's the Question
El-Rady, Johnny
Innovate: Journal of Online Education, v2 n4 Apr-May 2006
Classes of 100 students or more are not uncommon in higher education. With such large enrollments, it can be difficult for instructors to integrate active learning components to the traditional lecture format typically adopted in such large classes. To help address this problem, Johnny El-Rady discusses his use of an electronic classroom voting system to administer quizzes and pose class participation questions in a high-enrollment biology course for non-majors. Via a pocket-sized "clicker," students were able to answer questions posed by their instructor and to receive instantaneous feedback on their answers. El-Rady illustrates how instructors can use such questions to provide breaks in lengthy lectures, utilize the scores and distributions of answers to clear up potential misunderstandings, and provide follow-up discussion to quizzes and questions. Attendance rates and exam scores in El-Rady's course increased, suggesting that CPS may indeed make the class more engaging and increase student retention of concepts. (Contains 13 exhibits.)
Fischler School of Education and Human Services. Nova Southeastern University, 1750 NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162. Tel: 800-986-3223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A