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Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance, Feb. 13-16, 2008, Nashville, Tennessee. Notes to slides are included with the presentation.

Abstract

Student response systems (clickers) offer the potential for student engagement and active learning in the classroom. Use of the technology can also help instructors identify areas of uncertainty and use student feedback to customize lectures. Earlier identification of problem areas for both student and instructor should lead to more efficient and effective use of class time and better learning outcomes. This presentation covers best practices in the use of clickers in introductory statistics and principles of managerial finance classes. Topics include how to use clickers, sample exercises, what has worked and what hasn’t worked from personal experience, how to produce clicker exercises, and a review of reports available for tracking results. Participation in this session includes actual involvement in a clicker exercise.

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Economics | Instructional Media Design