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When you teach at a University with multiple campuses (in our case, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach in Florida and Ponce in Puerto Rico) even with live, interactive videoconferencing – you have to try and figure out ways to connect with your students at different sites. We’ve tried different methods over the years with varying success, but one that worked well early on was the use of  an audience response system (aka clickers). This is something I talked about previously in the presentation, “The Science Behind Engaging Students in Class“.

Our recent article in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education basically describes our multi-campus implementation and measurement of its impact on student engagement, satisfaction, and opinions about projected use of clickers in other courses. We also touched on related issues, such as clickers’ possible role in helping desensitize communication apprehension in students.

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Clauson KA, Alkhateeb FM, Singh-Franco D. Concurrent use of an audience response system at a multi-campus college of pharmacy. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 76(1):6.

2 comments

  1. I never got the chance to use them. Interesting to see the data you have found within your classes.

    Thanks for the links to the evidence behind engaging students. Your slide decks continue to boggle my mind!

    Rob

  2. Appreciate your comments Rob! I find that they’re a tool like any other, but definitely have had some positive results with them in class and at some conferences. One of the more innovative uses of them I’ve seen was by your nursing peeps for data collection: http://bit.ly/w9U8YK

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