Faculty and graduate student instructors are invited to “i>clicker: Transforming Student Learning through Technology,” a special guest presentation featuring Mats Selen, one of the i>clicker inventors, on Friday, Nov. 2 from 10-11:10 a.m.
Students’ unprecedented access to content on the Web is providing a unique opportunity to transform the role of lectures in education, moving the focus from content delivery to helping students synthesize content into knowledge. The University of Illinois’ physics department has introduced a variety of activities to facilitate this transformation, including Web-based preflight assessments of student understanding before lecture, Web-based multimedia pre-lectures designed to provide students with content before lecture, and peer instruction (clickers) to assess and facilitate student understanding during lecture.
In his presentation, Selen will discuss the pedagogical motivation for introducing these activities, and the impact they have had at their courses, including published outcomes data that demonstrate the effectiveness of using Web-based activities to enhance learning.
Selen is a professor of physics at the University of Illinois.