Enhancing Student Engagement and Classroom Communication with Clickers and Text Messaging. Klaus Woelk Interim Chair/Associate Professor Chemistry Department Center of Educational Research and Teaching Innovation (CERTI).
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Enhancing Student Engagementand Classroom Communication withClickers and Text Messaging
Interim Chair/Associate Professor
Center of Educational Research and Teaching Innovation (CERTI)
Principle 1: Encourage Student-Faculty Contact
Are they transformative?
Can you do things you can’t do without?
J.Chem.Educ.2008, 85, 1400-1405
Click ― I am here
Taking and honoring attendance reduces the number of students dropping out or finishing with low grades (DWF’s).
Doing it with clickers is particularly efficient in large-enrollment courses.
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Click ― I am prepared
Clicker quizzes on assigned reading assure preparedness for the topics covered in class.
Well-picked question and appropriate grading are essential.
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Annie Taylor did it in 1901, and afterwards was quoted as saying: “No one ought ever do that again.”
Click ― I am interested
Polling on common knowledge or opinions (even on controversial issues or common misconceptions) creates initial interest and motivation.
It is crucial that students have developed trust in the technology, especially, if responses are collected anonymously.
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Click ― I learn
On-the-spot assessment improves student alertness and offers immediate feedback on the learning progress to both student and instructor.
Repeating a question or posting a similar one can be used for progress evaluation and student satisfaction.
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A density of 2.24 g/mL results when 2.24 g of material occupy a volume of 1.00 mL.What mass (in g) of the same material will occupy a volume of 3.00 mL? Enter your result correctly rounded off to 3 significant digits.
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In what order will you see exit signs to the following Missouri towns when driving I-44 from Rolla to St. Louis(1) Bourbon (2) Cuba(3) Leasburg(4) Stanton(5) Sullivan(6) UnionEnter all numbers in the correct order but without spaces(e.g., 123456)
Click ― I understand
Asking about a subject matter in different ways provides insight into students’ understanding.
Active learning is fostered by encouraging peer discussion and instruction during the response time or by a repeated poll if the responses are split between different answers.
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Click ― I apply
Conceptual knowledge and mastery is created when clicker questions branch into areas beyond the material covered in class or in the textbook requiring the application of newly taught concepts to real-world or open-ended problems.
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BF Boyfriend or Best FriendBRB Be Right BackEN1Anyone
G2GGotta GoGF GirlfriendH&K Hugs And KissesIRL In Real LifeJIC Just In CaseJK Just KiddingL8R LaterLOL Laugh Out LoudNP No ProblemOMG Oh My GoshP911 Parent AlertPOS Parent Over ShoulderTMI Too Much InformationTTYL Talk To You Later
In-class Telephone Numberfor texting comments or questions: