Clicker Articles


7 things you should know about...Clickers          

from the Educause Learning Initiative Interaction and engagement can be facilitated with clickers. Clickers also facilitate discipline-specific discussions, small work-group cooperation, and student-student interactions.

An instructor's guide to the effective use of personal response systems ("clickers") in teaching 

Prepared by staff of the University of Colorado Science Education Initiative and the University of British Columbia Carl Wieman Colorado Science Education Initiative.

Can a $30 Piece of Plastic Improve Learning? An Evaluation of Personal Responses Systems in Large Classroom Settings 

Fredericksen & Ames, Cornell 2004 Poster Session, National Learning Infrastructure Initiative This study examines the effectiveness of (PRS), a technological intervention for facilitating active learning in large enrollment classrooms.

Classroom demonstrations: Learning tools or entertainment?  

Catherine H. Croucha, Adam P. Fagen, J. Paul Callanc, and Eric Mazur, Harvard University American Journal of Physics -- June 2004

Clickers in the Classroom, Chapter 1      

From the handbook by experienced clicker educator Doug Duncan. Introduction, Opportunities and What to Expect Published by Addison Wesley, 2005 Foreward by Eric Mazur, Harvard

Clickers in the Classroom, Chapter 2      

From the handbook by experienced clicker educator Doug Duncan. Why Use a Classroom Response System? Published by Addison Wesley, 2005 Foreward by Eric Mazur, Harvard

 Clickers in the Large Classroom: Current Research and Best-Practice Tips             

Jane Caldwell, West Virginia University CBE—Life Sciences Education, Vol. 6, Spring 2007

Clickers: a Classroom Innovation             

NEA Higher Education - Advocate Online , October 2007 Motivate and assess students with classroom response systems. Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University

Designing effective questions for classroom response system teaching 

 Ian D. Beatty, William J. Gerace, William J. Leonard, and Robert J. Dufresne Scientific Reasoning Research Institute and Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts, American Journal of Physics -- January 2006

 Electronically enhanced classroom interaction    

Stephen W. Draper, Julie Cargill and Quintin Cutts, University of Glasgow Australian Journal of Educational Technology, 2002 A design rationale for introducing electronic equipment for student interaction in lecture theatres is presented, linking the in

 Physics lecturing with audience paced feedback 

 Early paper (1996) from Eindhoven University of Technology describing their experimentation with a system which provides students with an electronic feedback path to the lecturer and audience paced feedback.

SEI Videos         

Videos on effective clicker use produced by the University of Colorado Science Education Initiative (CU-SEI) and the University of British Columbia Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI).

Students Who Use 'Clickers' Score Better On Physics Tests         

ScienceDaily (July 18, 2008) ” Hand-held electronic devices called clickers are helping college students learn physics, according to a series of research studies.

Teaching With Clickers   

Erping Zhu, CRLT Occasional Paper No. 22, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan

 Transforming Student Learning with Classroom Communication Systems 

ECAR Research Bulletin, February 2004 : This bulletin describes how CCSs can influence "interactive pedagogy" and fundamentally transform the learning process. It includes advice drawn from lessons learned through a decade of experience.

 Using an electronic voting system in logic lectures: one practitioner’s application             

A. J. Stuart, M. I. Brown & S. W. Draper Departments of Philosophy, Computing Science, and Psychology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Apr 2004

 Using Classroom Clickers To Engage Every Student         

2008 interview with Edna Ross, a resource teaching professor and the chair of the University Instructional Technology Committee in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, speaking about classroom response systems.

 Waking the Dead: Using interactive technology to engage passive listeners in the classroom 

Guthrie & Carlin, Cal Poly Ponoma, 2004. Our research reveals that while initially leery of the technology and the modest cost it adds to the course, students are generally positive about its use, and prefer courses that use the technology.

 Who wants to be... ¦ The Use of a Personal Response System in Statistics Teaching 

Dr. Ernst Wit, University of Glasgow MSOR Connections, 2003 This articles describes the implementation of a personal response system (PRS) within a statistics service course to first year psychology students.

 Wireless response technology in college classrooms      

H. Arthur Woods and Charles Chiu University of Texas at Austin Authors address problems of participation and monitoring student comprehension via clickers system.