Webinar: Writing great (science) clicker questions

by Stephanie Chasteen on November 1, 2010

The kind folks at i>clicker have invited me back to give another webinar on effective use of personal response systems.  This one’s called Writing Great Clicker Questions and will be focused on techniques and tips in writing questions that get students discussing and debating — questions that help students learn, rather than just assessing what they know.

That will be on Tuesday, Nov 9th at 1pm EDT.  You can register here. The webinar will be recorded if you miss it, too!

It’s listed as one hour long, but last time we went a little over, so you may want to plan on an hour and 15 minutes.

How do you write challenging, authentic questions that help students learn?   What kinds of questions engage students in discussion?  What makes a “good” question?   These are skills that most instructors — those new to clickers, and the old hands — find to be an intellectual challenge.  We’ll discuss example questions, and practice writing questions in our content area and discuss different question approaches.  If you have a clicker question you would like to work on, bring it to this workshop!  This workshop is geared towards college science instructors, but all are welcome.  Recommended:  Attend with a partner so that you can work together on question writing for a particular course.

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Carina November 2, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Where can I access the recorded webinar? I missed your previous one – is it accessible somewhere too?

sciencegeekgirl November 3, 2010 at 2:19 am

To get the recorded webinar it’s best to register for the webinar. You should get a link to the recording.

The session recording for the previous one is available at that same link: http://theactiveclass.com/speaking-events/

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