2:09 p.m., Nov. 16, 2010----If you're considering getting started using clickers in your classroom, this session will help you plan your path forward. If you're already using clickers, this session will answer questions and provide new insights to optimize their use.
In either case, this luncheon-workshop to be held Friday, Dec. 10, in the Trabant University Center will help you make the most of this instructional tool.
Roger Freedman of the Department of Physics at the University of California Santa Barbara and UD faculty will share their insight about the pedagogy behind clicker use.
Research evidence points to a positive impact in a number of classroom teaching situations, and UD faculty will be adding their own successful anecdotes.
You can review the highlights from Freedman's case study to learn about its potential or come prepared to share the impact of clicker use in your classroom.
A summary of positive outcomes from the study follows:
- Fostered more effective classes: “It has enabled me to discover conceptual sticking points of which I had previously been unaware.”
- Inspired introspection: “i>clickers have allowed my students to examine their modes of thinking about astronomy and to identify their misconceptions about the subject.”
- Created memorable demonstrations: “Using i>clickers has also made the lecture demonstrations more memorable and meaningful by forcing students to think about these demonstrations before seeing them in action.”
- Increased participation: “Most importantly, it has transformed my students from passive spectators in the lecture hall to active participants in their own learning.”
- Increased attendance: “As a side benefit, making the use of clickers a required part of the class has increased attendance in the lectures.”
A buffet lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.; the presentation begins promptly at 12:10 p.m.
Optional round-table clicker conversations about teaching strategies, Web access clickers using laptops or smartphones, i>grader integration with Sakai@UD and new adopter orientations will continue from 2-3 p.m.