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In an effort to provide ongoing training and resources to the users of the Classroom Response System (“Clickers”) at CMU, this page has been created and will be updated whenever new content is available. Please continue to check back to see what’s new.
On June 6, 2011, CMU welcomed Dr. Linda Mikels to campus to share her expertise
in the effective use of a classroom response system. Below you will find descriptions and archived recordings of each session. If you have any questions or would like more information on the various techniques, please contact Brian A. Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Constructing Effective & Impactful Clicker Questions
This session includes foundational best practices for creating presentations within the Turning Technologies software. Users will gain a solid understanding of how to create questions that solicit the type of responses that drive discussion and assess students’ understanding of the subject matter. Participants will learn how to effectively use a wide variety of question types including multiple choice, selected response, likert scale, priority ranking, comparative linking and demographic comparisons. In short, you’ll learn how to make every click matter.
Using Student Response Systems to Move Pedagogy into Practice
This session will focus on the multiple pedagogies that student response systems can help facilitate in the classroom. The primary focus will be implementing agile teaching, peer instruction, and team based learning. Additional topics will include researched practices such as immediate feedback, differentiating learning and increasing student engagement. All pedagogy will be presented with supporting research.
Using Response Data for Analysis & Evaluation
This session will provide an overview of the various reporting features available within Turning Technologies’ software. Participants will gain a better understanding of the type of data that can be compiled and exported from the system for use in a wide variety of their research needs and overall evaluation in the learning environment.