At BCC, several faculty have used clickers successfully for formative assessment, to increase student engagement, and to review for exams. Some textbook publishers are now offering “clicker-enabled” presentations as instructor resources as well. The article linked below talks about a broad range of clicker uses, and brings into the equation the notion that people are interested in social comparison. That is, they want to know where they stand vis a vis other “members of the tribe.” Perhaps social comparison enabled by clickers can be used as a student motivation factor?
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