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Clickers in college classrooms: Fostering learning with questioning methods in large lecture classes q
 

Summary: Clickers in college classrooms: Fostering learning with questioning methods
in large lecture classes q
Richard E. Mayer *, Andrew Stull, Krista DeLeeuw, Kevin Almeroth, Bruce Bimber, Dorothy Chun,
Monica Bulger, Julie Campbell, Allan Knight, Hangjin Zhang
Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9660, USA
a r t i c l e i n f o
Article history:
Available online 26 August 2008
Keywords:
Educational technology
Computer-supported instruction
Post-secondary education
a b s t r a c t
What can be done to promote student­instructor interaction in a large lecture class? One approach is to
use a personal response system (or ``clickers") in which students press a button on a hand-held remote
control device corresponding to their answer to a multiple choice question projected on a screen, then
see the class distribution of answers on a screen, and discuss the thinking that leads to the correct
answer. Students scored significantly higher on the course exams in a college-level educational psychol-
ogy class when they used clickers to answer 2 to 4 questions per lecture (clicker group), as compared to
an identical class with in-class questions presented without clickers (no-clicker group, d = 0.38) or with

  

Source: Almeroth, Kevin C. - Department of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences