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Report by: CU Science Education Intiative, UBC Carl Weiman Science Education Initiative. E-mail the authors

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Name: Clicker Resource Guide
ID: col10724
Language: English (en)
Summary: The Clicker Resource Guide is an instructors guide to the effective use of personal response systems (clickers) in teaching. This collection contains recommended usage of clickers within a classroom, delineates the multiple goals of using clickers, answers some frequently asked questions about clickers, and includes examples of clicker questions. The original guide was prepared by staff of the CU Science Education Initiative and the UBC Carl Wieman SEI.
Collection Subtype: Report
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: clicker, personal response system, science education
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: CU Science Education Intiative (, UBC Carl Weiman Science Education Initiative (
Copyright Holders: CU Science Education Intiative (, UBC Carl Weiman Science Education Initiative (
Maintainers: CU Science Education Intiative (, UBC Carl Weiman Science Education Initiative (

Latest version: 1.2 (history)
First publication date: Jul 2, 2009 9:05 am GMT-5
Last revision to collection: Apr 11, 2010 9:16 pm GMT-5


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Version History

Version: 1.2 Apr 11, 2010 9:16 pm GMT-5 by CU Science Education Intiative
Added clicker video module

Version: 1.1 Jul 2, 2009 12:27 pm GMT-5 by UBC Carl Weiman Science Education Initiative
Initial Version 

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