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ERIC Number: EJ921516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Clickers Promote Learning in All Kinds of Classes--Small and Large, Graduate and Undergraduate, Lecture and Lab
Sevian, Hannah; Robinson, William E.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v40 n3 p14-18 Jan 2011
Clickers are a popular tool in large science classes. The authors find that clickers can also be used in small undergraduate- and graduate-level science classes, and to some extent also in laboratory classes, to achieve the same purposes as in large classes. Issues that can be addressed using clickers include fully engaging all students, identifying misconceptions, assessing preparedness, gauging the understanding of concepts, eliciting discussion, and identifying students who need additional help. However, much still depends on effective usage of the clickers, which in turn depends on time and effort invested by the instructor in developing effective questions and in working these questions into the class flow in a seamless manner. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A