i>clicker is proud to sponsor the Student Response System (SRS) Pedagogical Webinar Series. Each semester, EdTech experts demonstrate interesting ways to incorporate new innovations in a wide variety of disciplines and classes.
Each complimentary, 45-minute webinar will offer practical tips for effectively integrating SRSs that challenge the way students think, discuss, and learn.
Please check back often as additional webinars will be posted throughout the year.
Hosted by Associate Professor Jennifer Ebbeler, University of Texas, Austin
Apr 30 2014 @ 12:00 PM ET
May 01 2014 @ 10:00 AM AEST
Associate Professor Jennifer Ebbeler uses i>clickers throughout a class session to keep her students engaged. i>clicker provides an immediate source for feedback for her and her students and encourages students by confirming their acquired knowledge. Professor Ebbler models the thought process by working through a question using reasoning and previously learned concepts to arrive at an answer. With i>clicker, she runs polls to test her students’ knowledge on past and current concepts.
Time in class is now devoted to clarification of misconceptions, peer discussion, and extended understanding rather than repetition of mastered content. This webinar will identify and demonstrate some of the key i>clicker functions Professor Ebbeler uses to teach her 400-student, blended Introduction to Ancient Rome course.
Please note: this webinar will be offered at two different times, once for the U.S. and the other for Australia*. Be sure to select the correct time when registering.
*The Australia webinar is on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 @ 8:00 PM in the U.S.
About the Host
Hosted by Hosted by Professor Brian Porter-Szűcs, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Professor Brian Porter-Szűcs uses in-class clicker quizzes that account for 25% of his students' grades. These in-class quizzes have entirely displaced all other forms of conventional testing. Based on his experiences across various course formats, Professor Porter-Szucs has found that this method is both reliable and effective. This webinar will discuss the advantages of using clicker quizzes and how they're administered in class, while addressing the concerns of cheating.
Hosted by Hosted by Dr. Deb Pires, University of California, Los Angeles
Well-defined student learning outcomes are essential to student success in any course. Student learning outcomes provide a framework for organization of instructional pedagogies that will help students achieve defined course outcomes. More importantly, SLOs provide students with the expectations in respect to their level of understanding and skills at the end of the course. While SLOs span both lower order (LOCs) and higher order cognitive skills (HOCs), it can sometimes be difficult to craft clicker-based active learning exercises that not only help students construct the knowledge they need to achieve each of your SLOs, but also allow for developing LOCs and HOCs.
In this session, Dr. Pires will describe a few different methods she uses for building in class clicker exercises that help students achieve defined course outcomes.
Hosted by Hosted by Niket Sonpal, MD
Decades of medication education has shown that an active learner is an active participant in the education process. In this webinar, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at both Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Niket Sonpal, will share how i>clicker has increased participation in various lectures, reports and case presentations.
It will also include some specific use cases of the audience response technology in didactics, breaking down major topics and providing question and answer feedback for weekly seminars, interactive outpatient lectures, and the use of the response system for morbidity and mortality.
Hosted by Hosted by Dr. Angel Hoekstra, University of Colorado at Boulder
Dr. Angel Hoekstra has studied clicker use in higher education for over ten years. In this webinar, she will share her expertise on how to effectively use clickers to achieve a variety of different learning goals. Using sample questions and data from students, attendees will be encouraged to think critically about why they are using clickers and what they hope to achieve with each type of question used. Instructors from all disciplines are invited to attend.
Hosted by Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado Boulder
In this interactive webinar, we’ll explore research-based tips and ideas for using clickers in a way that allows us to achieve the full benefit of questioning (student engagement and deep learning). Stephanie will focus on the use of “peer instruction” – the practice of requiring students to discuss their answers to challenging questions with one another. Common challenges will be discussed, tips on getting students to productively argue and reason through the questions will be shared, including ways to encourage all students to speak up in response to questions.
Hosted by Sean Patrick Hickey, University of New Orleans
i>clicker GO allows students to participate with a laptop or smart device instead of a conventional clicker. Is a mobile response system right for you? Join the conversation with Sean Patrick Hickey who will share his experiences using i>clicker GO (formerly web>clicker). During this session, Sean Hickey will discuss his motivations for using a mobile system and the differences among them, what to look for when deciding on a mobile response system, the technical set-up and preparation for class, student reaction and feedback, and addressing concerns about student distractions and cheating.
Hosted by Dr. Angel Hoekstra, University of Colorado Boulder (Sociology)
In this talk, Angel Hoekstra will present findings from her doctoral and postdoctoral research showing that clickers are particularly useful for supporting critical thinking in (large) group discussions. Utilizing interdisciplinary data and insights gained from years of teaching with clickers, Dr. Hoekstra discusses how to use clicker responses and supportive pedagogical practices to encourage a wider variety of students to speak up in class discussions. Teachers and scholars from all disciplines are welcome, but faculty from the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to attend.
Hosted by Noel Goddard, Ph.D, City University of New York, Hunter College
What if students were able to pinpoint their misconceptions and learning weaknesses both in and out of the classroom in real-time? What if students were then able to access quality, targeted materials on those same misconceptions on demand? During this hour-long webinar, Professor Noel Goddard will host a discussion of engagement, identifying weaknesses across multiple learning environments. Professor Goddard will discuss how the implementation of Sapling Learning and i>clicker into astronomy and physics courses ensure student engagement is happening continually, both in and out of the classroom.
Hosted by Dr. MiKi Kitchen, University of South Carolina (Psychology)
Large-format classes often seem to resemble a cold sterile environment that brings little to the educational journey, often leaving the student and instructor disengaged. Utilizing i>clicker will develop an inquiry-based, learner-center pedagogy that allows the student to become engaged thereby rediscovering student voices. This webinar will explore the relationships between i>clicker use and student engagement via the rediscovery of student voices in a large-format classroom. Items to be discussed include student motivation, concept questions, lecture styles, proper question writing, and so forth. Additionally, best practices are presented which are shown to increase instructor engagement and enthusiasm and decrease attrition for all participants.
Hosted by Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado Boulder
Have you heard about using clickers in class, but haven’t gotten around to actually trying it? Let us introduce you to this powerful tool to increase student engagement, and make teaching fun. In this interactive webinar, we'll explore the why and how of using clickers to ask thoughtful questions that provoke student discussion. We'll talk about the advantages of clickers, look at some example questions, discuss common challenges, and strategies for overcoming them. After the presentation, representatives from i>clicker will provide an overview of the technical aspects of setting up and using clickers in the classroom, and answer any questions. You will leave this webinar armed with resources, ready to try clickers in your class.
Hosted by Dr. Peter Rupert, University of California
During this hour-long webinar, Professor Peter Rupert will discuss how he has incorporated both i>clicker and Sapling Learning into his courses to ensure student engagement is happening continually--both in and out of the classroom.
Hosted by Sue Frantz, Highline Community College
The fast pace of technological change has left many with the feeling of being left behind. Our day-to-day work leaves us feeling too busy to seek out tech tools that may help us be more efficient and effective teachers. What are the newest technologies that teachers can implement today for use right now?
Hosted by Matt Evans, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
In this workshop, we will showcase our newest software feature, Self-Paced Polling (SPP). SPP allows for students to complete graded assignments at their own pace and submit responses with an i>clicker2 remote. Dr. Matt Evans will also discuss ways he has implemented SPP into his classes as well as the benefits and risks associated with using these types of feature for exams.
Hosted by Irene Knokh, University of Michigan, TLC
The presenter will discuss the educational use of classroom clickers in several programs run by the Department of Professional Development and Education in the University of Michigan Hospital System. The consistent feedback the PDE team received from clients is that there should be more interactivity during the sessions. To address the concerns of the learners, the Orientation Team purchased classroom clickers through a grant program. The presenter will share how classroom clickers were integrated into various programs at the Department of Professional Development and Education as well as future plans for integrating classroom clickers as part of an enhanced learning experience.
Hosted by Dr. Marcus Dickson and Ben Biermeier-Hanson, Wayne State University, Psychology
Faculty members are at different stages of "readiness for change" in terms of adopting different forms of Educational Technology, including classroom clickers. This webinar builds on the "Stages of Change" model from Psychology, and focuses on the types of messages that faculty members at different stages of readiness need to hear in order to move towards the consideration of EdTech adoption.