AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 84 New Ways of Teaching College Astronomy -- Practical Advice and Results
Special Session, Thursday, June 3, 2004, 10:00-11:30am, 707/709

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[84.02] Clicker Hardware: How does it work? What does it cost?

M. Dubson (Physics Dept., U.Colorado at Boulder)

I will give a live demonstration of the electronic audience feedback system manufactured by H-ITT (details at www.h-itt.com), now widely used at U.Colorado at Boulder. Audience members will be given IR transmitters, ``clickers," and will be asked to vote on multiple-choice questions. Costs of installation and maintainance of the system, logistical problems of registering and tracking large numbers of clickers, and other start-up issues will be discussed. Finally, I'll compare two audience feedback systems: this high-tech, expensive clicker system and a cheap colored-card system. Supported by the Faculty Teaching Excellence Program (FTEP) at U.Colorado at Boulder.

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