We add workshops throughout the semester as they are scheduled. If you have any questions, please contact us by email or call 285-1763.
Blackboard training is offered through the Integrated Learning Institute (iLearn).
Introduction to i>clicker2
Wednesday, April 17th 9-9:50 am, TC412
Thursday, April 18th 3-3:50 pm, TC412 [repeat of Wednesday session]
Facilitator: Angela Nickoli (Criminal Justice & Criminology), i>clicker Support Faculty Fellow
i>clicker2 is a small handheld unit that a student uses to respond to questions in class. This student response system supports instructional goals through a variety of uses including real-time assessment of understanding, paired or group answering, quizzes and self-tests, and anonymous polling. As a result, students are actively engaged in class and instructors receive valuable data about student understanding.
This session will introduce participants to i>clicker2, the student response system officially supported by Ball State. Topics to be presented will include the basics of the system and how it supports active student engagement in class.
Register for Introduction to i>clicker2 by contacting the Office of Educational Excellence at 5-1763 or by email.
Visit i>clicker.com for additional information about the product.
4th Annual i>clicker Boot Camp
May 7-9, 2013
9 am – 12 noon, TC 414
Facilitator: Angela Nickoli (Criminal Justice and Criminology)
If you are adopting i>clicker for the coming fall semester, the Office of Educational Excellence is planning a detailed workshop just for you. While we will offer some technical training sessions near the start of the fall semester, now is the time to start rethinking your lecture and course design for i>clicker integration.
This three day, intensive hands-on workshop is geared toward preparing you to integrate i>clicker into your fall classes. In addition to exploring your current pedagogical techniques, we will help you explore other ways to expand your teaching tool box and increase student interaction and retention in your courses.
Topics will include:
• Developing questions for small and large classes
• Re-tooling lectures for the first few weeks of classes
• Increasing communication and dialogue in your courses
• Developing techniques for a smooth first week
• Modifying your syllabus
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 i>clicker Hardware and Software
• i>clicker hardware and software setup for your courses
• Using i>clicker with Web Gradebook
• Using i>clicker with Blackboard
• Examining lecture style
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Course analysis—Where can i>clicker fit in?
• Analysis of in-class/out of class assessments
• Analysis of examinations/quizzes
• Retooling lectures
• Development of in-class exercises and questions
• Development of presentation techniques/student preparation
Thursday, May 9, 2013 i>clicker Integration & the Final Touches
• Syllabus development
• Early student outreach
• Presentation/sharing of question bank
Register Now. If you are new to i>clicker and need to request an instructor kit (base station and software), please indicate that in the comment box when you register for the workshop.
This workshop is designed for those faculty members who are planning to use i>clicker beginning fall 2013. If you are unfamiliar with clickers and want to learn more about this technology before you commit to this workshop, please visit the Office of Educational Excellence i>clicker web page for an overview, and/or Angela Nickoli, our i>clicker Support Fellow, for more information.
Participants should bring their laptops to each session.
Questions? Contact OEE at 285-1763 or by email.