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I Clickers: A Remote Used To Enhance Engangement In The Classroom

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As technology improves, people are privileged to utilize innovative advanced technological devices that technologists have developed and refined to offer a comprehensive set of resources in meaningful ways. Students are lucky enough to enjoy these highly-developed implements that assist them for their education. For instance, IBM’s Reinventing Education Program and I-clickers are two recent products that are intended to improve the present educational system. Especially I-clickers, an interactive technology that enables professors to pose questions to students and immediately collect the responses of the entire class, are essential tools in present day classes. Since I-clickers help advance the learning objectives of a course, all professors should adopt the use of I-clickers in classes.
One of the most appealing aspects of I-clicker is that it elicits students’ participation and engagement in classes. Now students have I-clickers, they all can make their voices heard in the class. That is, after they answer the questions given, students can now compare their own responses to the responses of other students in the class, which sparks a level of interactive discussion among students. Once students see the distribution of responses, they would be able to reconsider the question as in groups and to reach an agreement about the best response, and I-clickers certainly facilitate the process more efficiently. I-clicker, as a potential bridge for the communication gap between lecturers and students, encourages the interaction between students and faculty as well. By taking a clicker poll or even a survey, instructors often follow the class discussion with a second cycle of questioning, answering, and displaying before wrapping up the discussion of a given concept. Furthermore, it adds some fun to the otherwise somewhat dull atmosphere of university lecture rooms, full of people holding No. 2 pencils. Students certainly will find classes more interesting.
Also, I-clickers help improve students’ class performance. A recent study suggests “significantly more students in the highest achievement category (91-100%) incorporated the use of I-clickers than in any other sections [taught]” (Addison, Wright, & Milner, 2009) According to the recent study, students using I-clickers averaged 4 to 5 points higher than people who didn’t and had a higher proportion of grades in the range of B+ to A. It also encourages punctuality, since students who come late to class would inevitably miss the quiz along with the points. That is, students will always try to come to class and take part in class discussions. It is scientifically proven that students who come to classes regularly do better than others who miss classes 5 or more times during a semester. This system would discourage students from missing many lectures. In addition, in order to do well on daily I-clicker quizzes, students are also encouraged to review the materials beforehand. It is a great method of not only...

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