The abundance of clicker research and news means that you don't just have to take our word that this technology can be a game-changer in the classroom.
Below, you'll find our favorite clicker research, news articles, and blog posts about using clickers in education below. Many of these articles contain great ideas for implementing clickers in your own school or business.
These articles and research pieces may also prove helpful to you when writing grants to obtain classroom clickers in your school.
There is a happy medium for clicker use to keep the focus of your audience.
Research shows the average attention span for ages 9-18 at 7-10 minutes. Therefore, we recommend checking for understanding roughly every 7-10 minutes during a lecture.
- Classroom Response System ("Clickers") Bibliography
by D. Bruff, Vanderbilt Center for Teaching Classroom
This bibliography contains such an exhaustive list of resources that we won't even attempt to put them on this site. This is an amazing resource if you are considering clickers. However, if we find research not listed in this bibliography, we will make sure and list it below.
- What Research Says About CPS™ to Support Effective Instruction
by Interactive Educational Systems Design, Inc. for eInstruction, 2010
This Independently conducted research study contains an executive summary as well as a detailed report that shows how the CPS response system promotes learning when teachers use it to engage students with research-based question strategies. It also suggests that CPS make classroom lessons more interactive resulting in higher student interest and engagement.
- Teaching with Classroom Communication System - What it Involves and Why it Works
by A. Louis Abrahamson, 1999
(PDF) One of the earliest papers on SRSs: Examines the pedagogical roots of classroom communication systems - particularly the development use of clickers to facilitate peer instruction and conclusive research on the effectiveness of clickers.
- Using Clickers to Facilitate Development of Problem-Solving Skills
by Aime A. Levesque, 2011
(PDF) An investigation into the effectiveness of clickers in promoting problem-solving skills which finds that practice solving problems using clickers during class resulted in students who were better equipped to solve problems on exams.
- The Clicker Clique
BLOG: PdD + epsilon - http://blogs.ams.org/phdplus/ - October 2011
- Using Clickers to Analyze Students' Views and How They are Shaped by Social Location
BLOG: The Sociological Cinema - http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com - October 2011
- Clicker Section of Derek Bruff's blog, Agile Learning
- BLOG: Agile Learning - http://derekbruff.com/teachingwithcrs/
- Clickers in the Chemistry Classroom
BLOG: DIT Clickers in the classroom - http://ditclickers.wordpress.com - September 2011
- Teaching with Clickers: How, for What, and with What Mind-Set?
BLOG: Science Geek Girl - August 2011
- Formative Assessment That Clicks
eSchool News - August 2010
- How Interactive Technology Can Help Minority Students Learn
The Chronicle of Higher Education - March 2010
- 'Clickers' give Hernando County teachers, students instant feedback on lessons
St. Petersburg Times - February 2010
- Help from bank spurs upgrade
Ontario Argus Observer - January 2010
- Clickin' in the honors classroom: using audience response systems to facilitate discussion and decision-making
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council - September 2009
- Proving the Benefits of Peer Instruction
Inside Higher Ed - Washington,DC,USA - January 2009
- Another Cheer for Clicker Technology
PrawfsBlawg - November 2008
- Clicker U
InsideHigherEd.com - November 2008
- Education research: feedback on clickers (Cuesta College, Fall Semester 2007)
P-dog's blog - January 2008