Mobile devices or traditional clickers? Here’s how to choose

Posted on: October 31, 2013 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Devices, Info Security
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Eighty-one percent of Elon students would prefer to use their mobile device than purchase a traditional clicker. That was the feedback we received during the fall 2012 pilot of clickers systems. Several free web-based clicker systems allow students to use their laptop, smartphone or tablet device to respond to questions. Tools like and …

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Clickers at Elon: An infographic

Posted on: October 24, 2013 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Instructional Technologies
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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 …

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Mobile devices as clickers: One Elon professor shares experiences

Posted on: June 26, 2013 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Devices, Info Security

Guest author Heidi Hollingsworth, Assistant Professor in the Education department shares a tool she uses to engage her students. I’ve been using an alternative to traditional student response system (clickers) this year: Instead of giving students a clicker device, each student enters responses on her or his smartphone, iPad, or laptop. Here are some of …

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Elon faculty shares clicker experiences, makes suggestions to foster clicker community

Posted on: May 16, 2013 | By: Casey Brown | Filed under: Tech Tips

On Friday, May 10, Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) held a luncheon to talk to faculty members about using clickers in the classroom. Over the span of an hour, faculty members Dr. Kyle Altmann (physics), Dr. Daryl Lawson (physical therapy) and Paula DiBiasio (physical therapy) shared their semester’s experiences with clickers and made suggestions to …

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Dr. Joel Karty uses clickers to hold chemistry students accountable

Posted on: March 19, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Tech Tips
Dr. Joel Karty

Dr. Joel Karty, associate professor of chemistry, knows succeeding in organic chemistry is no small feat. It’s a tough class to teach, and students are required to take (and pass) it if they wish to attend professional school in the medical field. “Teaching organic chemistry is intimidating, and it’s a high-profile class for a lot of …

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How do you use clickers? Faculty share experiences from clicker pilot

Posted on: February 12, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching & Learning
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Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) held an end-of-term discussion luncheon titled “An Unfiltered Look at Clickers in the Classroom” on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Created to facilitate conversations among faculty about clicker usage on campus, TLT invited faculty members from all disciplines to share how clickers can be used as teaching tools. Twelve faculty members volunteered to …

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Professor Brooks Depro: Using clickers as a reinforcement tool

Posted on: January 15, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies

Brooks Depro, assistant professor of economics, tried something new in his introductory-level economics courses last fall by incorporating clickers into his lectures. Professor Depro participated in TLT’s Clicker Pilot Program, serving as one of several clicker pioneers who tested out various uses for clickers. I met with him to find out more about his experience. Q: …

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Professor Mark Courtright uses clickers for peer evaluation

Posted on: November 15, 2012 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies

Written by Caroline Klidonas, junior Acting major and Creative Writing minor Professor Mark Courtright is finding ways to amp up student involvement in class presentations in his Business Communications class. How? You guessed it—with clickers! I met with him to find out firsthand just how he’s managed this. Q: What specific ways have you used the clickers …

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Dr. Amy Hogan: Clickers for attendance, discussion and testing (no Scantrons!)

Posted on: November 1, 2012 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies
Amy Hogan

Written by Lori Schachle second year Honors Fellow majoring in Public Administration, minoring in Communications, Leadership and Management. Dr. Amy Hogan, Assistant Professor of Psychology, has always been intrigued by technology’s role in learning. Her research interests include interface design, the interaction of language and technology, and the application of new research methodology. This semester, she …

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LectureTools: An engaging presentation tool to use in the classroom

Posted on: October 30, 2012 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies
Jim Barbour, associate professor of economics, uses LectureTools in his introductory-level courses.

While searching for an alternative to clickers to use in his classes, Jim Barbour, chair of the economics department and associate professor of economics, stumbled upon LectureTools. Run by a five-person team in Ann Arbor, Mich., LectureTools is an engaging, web-based program that allows instructors to create interactive presentations. “I was looking for something that was more …

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