rachelw » posted to rachelw and lsw
Faculty member wants info on audience response systems for classroom use, specifically the utility of the "clickers" (TurningPoint, etc.) vs. using people's own cell phones (by text or other method). I'm researching, but if you have any experiences to share I'd appreciate it.
No personal experience, but our teaching advisors have a bit of info about options here which might give you extra links to follow: https://ltl.lincoln.ac.nz/teach/teaching-with-technology/?tar... ‎- Deborah Fitchett
College of Dentistry here uses clickers a lot. Would you like me to put you in touch with Instructional Tech person there? Also Purdue Libraries are using cell based tech ‎- hedgielib
We loan them out by the boatload each semester. I've never spoken to one of the faculty members that use them, though. ‎- Stephen Francoeur
Thanks all. Hedgie, yes, that would be great! Thanks. ‎- rachelw
Could you send me your new work email address? ‎- hedgielib
waldenrr at etsu edu ‎- rachelw
we used something here at UNC called PollEverywhere. Didn't use clickers, but they could use text, twitter, or web to enter results. I can message you a PowerPoint I used - wasn't great, but if I'd played around with it, it might have gotten better. ‎- StephanieCogSciLibrarian
Would love to see the ppt, thanks! ‎- rachelw
just sent you a 9mb file! ‎- StephanieCogSciLibrarian
also, just talked to a student worker whose prof uses Poll Everywhere. She likes it (it's a sciencey class - right now, they're doing physiology) - because it's interactive, rather than just "sitting there" she said. The phone app is nice, but sometimes she does the questions on her laptop. ‎- StephanieCogSciLibrarian
The problems said student identified are: tricky to come up with good questions AND connectivity can be a hassle - both Internets and cell phone (esp. in the building where her classroom is). fwiw. ‎- StephanieCogSciLibrarian
Thank you! ‎- rachelw

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