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People to Know: Eric Mazur

If you follow the world of classroom response systems, you’ve likely heard of Harvard physics professor Eric Mazur.  (I’ve certainly mentioned him …

Clickers in Upper-Division Physics

A couple of weeks ago, Stephanie Chasteen shared a series of blog posts on teaching with clickers in upper-division physics courses: Part …

Early Versions of Clickers?

I have (indirectly) disturbed Bill McKeachie.  Last month, I mentioned here that James Rhem interviewed me for a lead article in the …

Article: Nagy-Shadman & Desrochers (2008)

Reference: Nagy-Shadman, E., & Desrochers, C. (2008). Student response technology: Empirically grounded or just a gimmick? International Journal of Science Education, 30(15), …

Classroom of the Future?

The New York Times recently published an article describing MIT’s TEAL (Technology Enhanced Active Learning) classrooms used in introductory physics courses.  The …

Article: Lasry (2008)

Reference: Lasry, N. (2008). Clickers or flashcards: Is there really a difference? The Physics Teacher 46(4), 242-244. Summary: Lasry reports the results …

A Few Question Banks

One of the more challenging aspects of teaching with clickers is coming up with questions that engage students and promote class-wide and …