This hour long session will provide a forum where lecturers currently using clicker devices** (personal voting systems) for learning and teaching can:
Lecturers new to using clickers are also encouraged to attend to learn more about their potential for engaging students in the classroom. Pedagogical innovations such as Peer Instruction will also be discussed and a hands-on demonstration of TurningPoint clickers will be provided.
**Clickers are handheld devices that allow students to give feedback on questions asked by a lecturer or tutor in class. It is widely asserted that students become more engaged and motivated through the use of clickers. Also clickers provide a means of knowing if students understand topics presented for learning in the classroom.
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:
Some previous experience with clickers is welcome. However, those interested in using clickers in the future are also welcome.
This workshop is facilitated by Muireann O'Keeffe of the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre.