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Clickers at UT March 12, 2009 Morrie Schulman schulman@mail.utexas.edu 475-6057 Objectives Apprise faculty/staff of clicker use at UT and trends in the industry Discuss benefits and limitations of each system Recommend which CRS DIIA will support for the next three years

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Clickers at UTMarch 12, 2009

Morrie Schulman

schulman@mail.utexas.edu

475-6057


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Objectives

Apprise faculty/staff of clicker use at UT and trends in the industry

Discuss benefits and limitations of each system

Recommend which CRS DIIA will support for the next three years


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Factors to Consider

  • Cost

  • Ease of Use

  • LCD Screen

  • Blackboard integration

  • More than 5 Multiple Choice Options

  • Grading capability

  • Testing

  • Mobile Capability


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Which clicker hardware do you currently use?

  • CPS

  • iClicker

  • Turning Point

  • None


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Trend towards iClicker

Approximate CPS units sold Spring ‘092500

Approximate iClicker units sold Spring ’097000

Approximate Turning Point users 300 (Law/Pharmacy)


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Why iClicker Trend?

  • Easy of use and support

  • Reliable

  • Poll the first day of class - register later

  • Teacher’s remote

  • Anonymous & on-the-fly polling within a session

  • Works with Quest (College of Natural Sciences Software)

  • Frustration with CPS

    But…


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iClicker Shortcomings

  • Only 5 multiple choice options

  • No numeric input

  • No LCD or testing functionality

  • Full Blackboard integration not expected until spring 2010


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CRS Options at UT HW and SW

  • iClicker

    • Teacher’s remote; Works with any application; First day polling; Anonymous polling within session; Instructor view of responses

  • Quest Software with iClicker

    • 10 MC Options; Content

  • CPS

    • Numeric Capability; Testing with multiple versions; Data slicing; Blackboard Integration

  • Turning Point

    • Superior data slicing; Web/Mobile capable now; Easy question authoring in Power Point


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CPS

Strengths/limitations

See DIIA/CRS table


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Turning Point

Strengths/limitations

See DIIA/CRS table


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Trend towards Mobile Devices

  • Polling with Cell phones and wireless devices

  • Commercial and non-commercial options

    • Turning Point works on iPhone & Blackberry

    • iClicker Web release fall semester (beta testers?)

    • MOCA- DIIA’s Mobile Ongoing Course Assessment (polling device in development)


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web>clicker

  • Browser-based clicker for laptops, iPhone, iTouch, and other PDAs

  • Use web>clicker in the same class with traditional handheld remotes

  • This technology will allow bases to connect for off-site connections, ideal for distance learning

  • Was designed with an accessibility consultant

  • Question content can be displayed for home-bound students/students using screen reading software


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Strengths and Limitations of Mobile Devices

Cost

Convenience

Distraction?

Reliable network?

Grading available?



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If you support a mobile device option, must it have grading functionality?

A. Yes

B. No

C. Not sure



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If yes, which system? functionality?

CPS

B. iClicker

C. Turning Point

D. Non-commercial mobile device


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Would you participate in a user group? functionality?

A. Yes live or virtual

B. Yes but virtual only

C. No


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