Assessment in the Modern Large High-Tech Classroom

Peter M. Markulis, Daniel R. Strang

Abstract


This paper offers a way for instructors in large, high-tech classrooms to meet the challenge of simultaneously teaching and assessing. The paper explains how it is possible for an instructor in a large class to use hand-held clickers to assess student learning and to modify his/her lectures “on-the-fly.†The paper also presents the results of an experiment that the researchers conducted to determine the impact that clickers have on the classroom. Some of the results, particularly those involving attendance and student involvement, are very encouraging. Other results are less encouraging and call for additional attention and, perhaps, additional research.

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