University of Delaware IT Academic Technology Services (IT-ATS) held a session on Dec. 10 for UD faculty to learn how electronic clickers help engage students and improve learning. Fifty-eight individuals participated, either in person or via a chat session during an online webcast.
Participants included professors and educational technology experts from UD, Villanova University, Wilmington University and Penn State.
Electronic clickers are a "personal response system that provides audience feedback," Sandy McVey, IT-ATS explained at the opening of the event.
Clicker use at UD has grown steadily. "During the fall 2009 session, approximately 1,900 clickers were being used by students; in fall 2010, over 5,000 were used when UD moved to a new system," she said.