Better Learning through Voting:  Using Classroom Response Systems to Improve Student Engagement and Understanding

Friday, August 23, 2013
10 AM - 12 PM, lunch provided
FLITE 405; Limited to 20 Participants
Facilitator: Robert Talbert, Grand Valley State University, Department of Mathematics

Classroom response systems, or “clickers," are a simple technology that facilitates active learning in the classroom in a number of ways. Clicker-enabled pedagogy shows evidence of having a significantly positive effect on student learning by focusing class time on active engagement. In this workshop, we'll look at best practices for designing classes around clicker-enabled pedagogies including Eric Mazur's model of "peer instruction," as well as look at effective strategies for writing good clicker questions. Participants will design a "makeover" of one of their class sessions to use classroom response systems to put the ideas into practice.

Limited to 20 participants.  Please RSVP to fctl@ferris.edu or 231-591-3826.

Robert Talbert

Robert Talbert
Grand Valley State University
Department of Mathematics