Additional Resources

Additional Resources for Using Technologies in Large Lecture Classes

1) In-Class Polling with Classroom Response Systems

Tufts-Supported Tool: i>clicker (contact us for details)

  • 7 Things You Should Know About Clickers
    The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s (ELI’s) brief on what it is, how it works, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning
  • Designing Good Clicker Questions
    “Tips for designing good clicker questions, examples of learning assessment objectives and of questions designed to evaluate varying levels of understanding.” by The Ohio State University
  • Tips for Clicker Use in the Classroom
    “Tips for using clickers to foster active learning experiences” by The Ohio State University
  • STEM Clicker Resources
    Resource guide, STEM clicker question collections, and faculty pictures of practice created by University of Colorado Science Education Initiative (CU-SEI) and University of British Columbia Science Education Initiative (CWSEI)
  • iClicker User Community
    Faculty user blogs, free pedagogy webinars, discipline-specific case studies, and the latest research/findings about student outcomes
  • Additionally, Tufts-Supported Online Survey Tool: Qualtrics ( with your Tufts UTLN username/password)

2) Backchannel Interaction in the Classroom

Tufts-Supported Tool: Adobe Connect Chat (Tufts-wide, feature of Spark Web Conferencing) or Trunk Chat (Medford/Friedman)

3) Simple Presentation Capture

Tufts-Supported Tool: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 (Windows)

4) Pre-Class Lecture Review: Media Markup

Tufts-Supported Tool: Spark MediaMarkup

Contact us for follow-up consultations about these or more techniques.

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