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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.

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 Forward 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 Forward by Eric Mazur, Harvard

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

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.

Bring-Your-Own-Device: Turning Cell Phones into Forces for Good

  • J. Imazeki looks at the benefits and costs of bring-your-own-device clicker systems that allow students to turn phones and laptops into educational classroom tools.

Clicking Your Way to Flipping Your Class

  • Quentin Vicens explains how clickers can help "flip the classroom" to create a new classroom environment.