Title

Using Clickers to Promote Participation

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2012

Publication Source

Quick Hits for Teaching with Technology: Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers

Inclusive pages

79-80

Publisher

Indiana University Press

Place of Publication

Bloomington, IN

ISBN/ISSN

978-0-253-00612-7

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

“Clickers,” or electronic handheld response devices, have received quite a bit of attention recently, both in academic journals and in the popular press. Are they a means to promote student engagement in the classroom, or just another gimmick? In my experience these devices can serve a variety of pedagogical purposes while increasing student interest and engagement.

Keywords

clickers, electronic participation, engagement, classroom polling

Disciplines

Sociology