Using clickers to create community and support student engagement
October 10, 2013
Donna McGregor (Chemistry)
Angelo Angelis (History)
Chris Braun (Psychology)
Kenneth McLaughlin (Economics)
Are your students engaged during lecture?
Many of us have sought ways to move away from the traditional lecture-style model of the college classroom and toward more active, research and problem-based student learning. This type of change does not come lightly, and as we try, we often find that the difficulties associated with engaging our students are further compounded by the ever-increasing size of our classrooms.
In today's presentation, Donna McGregor will discuss the use of clickers to actively engage students in classroom learning. She will present a case study on building a student community and discuss how this model can be applied to a classroom of any size. In addition, Angelo Angelis, Chris Braun, and Kenneth McLaughlin will reflect on the presentation as it relates to their own experiences with clickers in different disciplines and class sizes.