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Clicker adoption at penn state

Information Technology ServicesClicker Replacement PilotDave Test & Becky Carolus, Teaching & Learning with Technology


Clicker adoption at penn state

Clicker Adoption at Penn State

  • 2004 IR Response System Piloted Unsuccessfully

  • 2006 RF Systems Piloted Successfully

  • 2007 Interwrite PRS RF Adopted for Standardization

    Penn State Altoona, Berks, Brandywine, Erie, Fayette, Harrisburg, University Park, Worthington Scranton, & York

  • 2010 (Fall) Required Software Update Unstable

  • 2010 (Fall) System Abandoned (Negotiated return of more than 10,500 student units in use Penn State-wide)


Spring 2011 clicker pilot

Spring 2011 Clicker Pilot

  • Identified Suitable Replacement Products

  • Indentified Systems Used at CIC (Big 10) & CCUMC (Consortium of College & University Media Center) Institutions

  • Benchmark Visits to Cornell, Univ. of Delaware, & Univ. of Maryland (class sizes similar to Penn State)

  • Invitation to Participate to Current Clicker Instructors

  • Arranged for Loaner/Rental Clickers for Students for Spring 2011 Semester (no cost to students)


Adoption criteria

Adoption Criteria

  • Ease of use

  • Stability

  • Instructor & Student Survey Data

  • ITS Support Experiences

  • LMS Integration

  • Vendor Support

  • Reporting Capabilities


Replacement candidates

Replacement Candidates

i>clicker TurningPoint

Anywhere


I clicker

i>Clicker

  • Created by Faculty (Univ. of Illinois) for Faculty

  • Focuses on Simplicity and Ease of Use

  • Best LMS Integration in Industry

  • Instructor Clicker to Control From Anywhere in Room

  • Supports 2,000 clickers per session

  • More than 500,000 in use in North America


Turning point anywhere

Turning Point Anywhere

  • Compact Clicker Size

  • Enhanced Reporting Capabilities

  • 81 Channels (easier large-scale deployment)

  • 1,000 Clickers per receiver supported (up to 4 receivers per room)

  • World’s Largest Clicker Vendor


System commonalities

System Commonalities

  • ADA Compliant (Hardware & Software)

  • FERPA Compliant Service

  • Extends Polling to Any Software Application (Not MS PowerPoint dependent)

  • Reduced Cost to Student Over Previous System ($35-$40)

  • Works with MAC and Windows

  • Instructor Hardware & Software at no Cost to Penn State


Pilot participants

Pilot Participants

  • 21 Instructors (17 @ UP / 4 @ Campuses)

    (Altoona, Brandywine, Berks, Lehigh Valley)

  • 23 Course Sections @ UP / 4 @ Campuses

  • 4,611 Course Limits @ UP / 300@ Campuses

  • Mac

    • i>clicker – 5 Instructors 630 course limits

    • Turning – 3 Instructors – 550 course limits

  • Windows

  • i>clicker – 4 Instructors 1,613 course limits

  • Turning – 5 Instructors, 1,818 course limits


Timeline completed

Timeline - Completed

  • December 2010

    – Benchmarking Visits Completed

    – Invitations to Participate Sent

    – Instructors Identified & Notified

  • December 2010/January 2011

    – Instructor Training Sessions

    – Clickers Distributed


Timeline

Timeline

  • March 2011/April 2011

    – In-Class Student Assessment using clickers

    – Online Instructor Assessment

    – Report and Recommendation for New Standard

  • May 2011

    – Roll out for FTCAP

  • June-Aug 2011

    – Rollout for Fall Semester


Clicker adoption at penn state

Resources

  • Spring 2011 Clicker Pilot Blog

    – http://blogs.tlt.psu.edu/projects/clickers

    – Support resources for instructors & students

    – Pedagogical resources compiled by Brian Young, Instructional Designer at ETS

  • Contact:[email protected]


Questions

Questions?


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