Connecting with Participatory Culture – Clickers and Deep Learning

Today is day two of my visit to Georgetown University thanks to the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS). My talk this afternoon is titled “Connecting with Participatory Culture: Clickers and Deep Learning.” In the talk I argue that teaching with clickers resonates with students who are growing up in a culture in which they not only consume media, but comment, share, and create media, as well. I share several types of clicker questions that can lead to deep learning, and map these question types onto different ways in which people contribute to our participatory culture.

For a bit more on the idea of participatory culture, check out my post from the summer about Clay Shirky’s book Cognitive Surplus.

Thanks again to CNDLS for having me on campus!

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