November 1, 2013
Writer: Hayden Coombs
There will be an i>clicker information meeting on Wednesday, November 6th, from 3:15-4:15 pm, in MC 380. Faculty are encouraged to attend, especially those who regularly use clicker technology in the classroom. Tracy Tanner, an i>clicker representative from Salt Lake, will be presenting.
Arlen Wilcock, Faculty Technology Consultant, said, "For some time we have wanted to move from a traditional, hand-held, clicker to a mobile device, such as a laptop, smartphone, iPad or tablet. And because of the university's laptop initiative and the number of mobile devices on campus, this is now possible."
The new system that will facilitate the transition from i>clickers to mobile devices is a web-based tool called i>clicker GO. A small number of faculty piloted this program in their classes during the Spring 2013 Semester and had a very positive response from students.
The transition from clickers to mobile devices will occur over the course of a few semesters. Brother Wilcock continued, "By using this internet-based service, there will be an easier, fluid transition as traditional clicker devices are phased out. Students will even be able to continue using their clickers during the transition."
All faculty who attend this meeting are encouraged to bring a mobile device of their own (laptop, smartphone, iPad or tablet) and sign-up here and so they can participate in the demonstration.