Clicker Pedagogies

Clicker Pedagogies: Supporting Faculty Use of Classroom Response

Facilitator: Derek Bruff, Assistant Director, Center for Teaching, and Senior Lecturer, Mathematics, Vanderbilt University

Session: 9:00-10:15, Friday, October 30th, Arboretum IV

Classroom response systems (“clickers”) allow instructors to rapidly collect and summarize student responses to multiple-choice questions they ask of students during class.  Clickers are growing in popularity among instructors in many disciplines and are quickly becoming mainstream technologies useful for engaging students during class and generating information on student learning for formative assessment and “agile” teaching.  This workshop will explore effective clicker questions and pedagogies in order to understand instructor “learning trajectories” around the use of clickers and thus develop concrete, effective strategies for supporting instructors using clickers in ways that help them reflect on and refine their teaching practices.

Resources

For those new to teaching with clickers (or consulting with instructors teaching with clickers), here's the first chapter of my book, Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments, published in 2009 by Jossey-Bass.  For an audio-visual introduction to teaching with clickers, here's a webinar I presented in the spring of 2009.

I also maintain a bibliography of scholarly articles on teaching with clickers, as well as a blog, Teaching with Classroom Response Systems, where I regularly post about news on clickers, resources for teaching with clickers, and research exploring the impact of clickers on student learning and teaching practice.  In particular, you might want to check out my posts tagged with "faculty development."

See also the session handouts, included below as PDF attachments.

References

Bruff, D. (2009). Teaching with classroom response systems: Creating active learning environments. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Fies, C., & Marshall, J. (2008). The C3 framework: Evaluating classroom response system interactions in university classrooms. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 17, 483-499.

Freeman, M., Bell, A., Comerton-Forder, C., Pickering J., & Blayney, P. (2007). Factors affecting educational innovation with in class electronic response systems. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 23(2), 149-170.

O'Donoghue, M., & O'Steen, B. (2007). Clicking on or off? Lecturers' rationale for using student response systems. Presented at the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference, Singapore.



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Derek Bruff,
Oct 28, 2009, 7:51 PM
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Derek Bruff,
Oct 28, 2009, 7:51 PM
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