Clickers - page 2
Do any of you have instructors that use clickers? After spending several years in a distance learning environment, I'm back in my second (and last) semester finishing a traditional degree part-time,... Read More
Jan 18, '08While I like doing review questions in class, and all of our professors include them in our lectures, it just seems unnecessary to me to force students to purchase a "clicker" to keep them involved. I feel that in college it is not the professor's job to force students to engage in class, and that everyone should get exactly out of class what they put into it. I used to be one of those shy people who never spoke up in class unless I was specifically called on (throughout the first 6 or so years I spent in college), but when I started NS I decided I was going to make a conscious effort to talk in class. I don't try to take it over or anything, but I've forced myself to raise my hand or attempt to answer one question per class. All my professors know my name and that I'm a good student who comes to class and makes a serious effort, and I'll be a lot more comfortable when I need to ask for recommendations for jobs or grad school. We're all going to need to be able to speak up for ourselves and our patients as nurses, so don't see how allowing students to hide behind a clicker helps them to become more assertive. Plus, most of my instructors can barely work powerpoint. We don't need any more technology for them to have to figure out.
Jan 18, '08I already have one degree and will be starting a BSN in 2009. I think they sound like they might help engage the student however I also think that I got through enough school already without one.
Jan 19, '08never seen or heard of them. Our instructor always used little colored cards for different answers. She would have question on PP and then we would all raise a certain color card to indicate which question was correct. Quick visual response, and cheap, but negative side to it is students can change their answers fairly quickly not to feel dumbed down.
Jan 19, '08HOWDY!
Our professor just mentioned using them also. She said they are working on getting them, so not sure if they will even be implemented before the end of the semester. And seeing how I graduate in May, I'm not to worried about it.
Thanks for posting this, I've been wondering the same thing.
On another note, nice to see an Aggie supporter lingering around!
Jan 19, '08hi all is there anyone who can give me suggestions on wat review books/materials im going to purchase for my nclex review? going to take the exam (nclex-rn) this march. thanks!
Jan 19, '08Quote from saranghehi all is there anyone who can give me suggestions on wat review books/materials im going to purchase for my nclex review? going to take the exam (nclex-rn) this march. thanks!
I think if you posted this question on the main forum you'd get better responses