An Optivote brand Clicker handsetThe next session in The Digital Classroom series of staff development events will be an overview of using Clicker systems (such as TurningPoint and Optivote) with your students. It will take place between 1:00 and 2:00pm on Monday the 8th October 2012, at the Ormskirk campus.

You can book on the session by going to the Staff Development section of the Human Resources wiki.

Clickers are also known as Audience Response systems and are used in a variety of ways, with aims such as increasing engagement, allowing students to answer questions in class anonymously, to check understanding of concepts, or to start group discussions.

In this session we look at examples of the use of Clickers, explore reported benefits and challenges related to some of their uses, and ensure that you know how you could get started using these systems (for example Optivote and TurningPoint) at Edge Hill University.

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Peter Beaumont
Learning Technologist