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Tips for Successful Clicker Use

Mercury Autumn 2011 Table of Contents

by Douglas Duncan


Courtesy Douglas Duncan

More than one million clickers are in use nationwide, and more than 17,000 of them are at Colorado University. Data gathered during the past few years makes clear which uses of clickers lead to success, and which lead to failure. "Success" means both the faculty member and students report
being satisfied with the results of using clickers. Clickers have many possible uses:

Of course, none of these outcomes are magically achieved by the clicker itself. They are achieved — or not — entirely by how you implement their use.

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