This workshop looks at clicker devices (personal voting systems) for Peer Instruction within the classroom. Clickers are handheld devices that allow students to give feedback on questions asked by a lecturer or tutor in class. Specifically the session will provide a hands-on demonstration of TurningPoint clickers.
It is widely noted that getting students to vote in class with clickers provides instant engagement from the students. At the same time, this method allows for good feedback to the instructor, to see whether students are grasping the material. (Peer Instruction: A User's Manual, Eric Mazur).
At the end of this workshop you will be able to:
This workshop is suitable for all staff, both academic and support, who engage with students. Also, while clickers can be used in any teaching situation, they are especially useful for large group teaching.
This workshop is considered to support the following DIT institutional objectives:
This workshop is facilitated by Muireann O'Keeffe of the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre.