New clickers are much easier to use than previous versions of clickers. That’s one of the takeaways from the feedback gathered during the clicker pilot last fall. What else did Elon faculty and students say about clickers? We’ve summarized the feedback into an infographic that includes quotes and statistics from faculty and students. Check out the new Clickers at Elon infographic.
Additional takeaways from the clicker pilot:
- Both students and faculty noticed increased engagement in courses using clickers
- Clickers were most commonly used for general class discussions
- Students would prefer to use their mobile device as a clicker rather than purchasing a separate clicker device; however, faculty are less willing to allow mobile devices
Now is the time to order clickers from the bookstore for next semester. Just like books, clickers should be ordered before the semester begins so the bookstore can order the appropriate number. Also, the bookstore will buy-back clickers from students who purchased them this semester, resulting in used, lower-cost clickers being available at the bookstore. Questions about ordering clickers from the bookstore can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Clicker resources on the technology wiki
More information on clickers, including examples of Elon faculty using clickers and the logistics of clickers at Elon, can be found on the Technology Wiki.
- Questions to help you determine if a free, web-based clicker or a traditional hardware clicker would be best for your course
- Examples of how Elon faculty have used clickers
- A bibliography of research about clickers
- Examples of text to include in your syllabus about clickers
- Steps for integrating clickers into Moodle so you can easily grade student clicker participation
- How to use clickers to replace Scantrons for auto-graded quizzes