Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 22, 2009 - Education - 240 pages
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There is a need in the higher education arena for a book that responds to the need for using technology in a classroom of tech-savvy students. This book is filled with illustrative examples of questions and teaching activities that use classroom response systems from a variety of disciplines (with a discipline index). The book also incorporates results from research on the effectiveness of the technology for teaching. Written for instructional designers and re-designers as well as faculty across disciplines.

A must-read for anyone interested in interactive teaching and the use of clickers. This book draws on the experiences of countless instructors across a wide range of disciplines to provide both novice and experienced teachers with practical advice on how to make classes more fun and more effective.”--Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University, and author, Peer Instruction: A User’s Manual

“Those who come to this book needing practical advice on using ‘clickers’ in the classroom will be richly rewarded: with case studies, a refreshing historical perspective, and much pedagogical ingenuity. Those who seek a deep, thoughtful examination of strategies for active learning will find that here as well—in abundance. Dr. Bruff achieves a marvelous synthesis of the pragmatic and the philosophical that will be useful far beyond the life span of any single technology.” --Gardner Campbell, Director, Academy for Teaching and Learning, and Associate Professor of Literature, Media, and Learning, Honors College, Baylor University

  

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User Review  - lucy3107 - LibraryThing

It's really hard to give books about teaching, pedagogy, and technology five starts because they're usually drier than an old door nail. This one isn't. Bruff focuses on the use of Classroom Response ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

This book is a practical guide to teaching with classroom response systems. Discussions were interesting and relevant; many short case studies made this much easier to read. Read full review

Contents

Assessing Students with Clickers
39
A Taxonomy of Clicker Questions
71
Teaching Choices
113
Technical and Logistical Choices
161
Why Use Clickers?
197
References
209
Index
215
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About the author (2009)

The author Derek Bruff is an assistant director at the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and a senior lecturer in the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics. Formerly he was a faculty preceptor in the Harvard University Department of Mathematics, teaching several courses and coordinating multisection calculus courses.

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