Polling

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Real time feedback tools, like polling apps or clickers, let faculty efficiently assess comprehension and get real time feedback from learners. Over 50 years ago, this technology started with push button responders, eventually moving to handheld clickers.

Now, we have more modern solutions to more modern realities. Most learners have a smartphone, or can partner up. People can participate from any location in the world.

Best Practices

Like any other classroom activity, participation in live response activities should be managed by the facilitator. Set up for success when using live polling apps:

Teaching Tips

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References

Sulzer-Azaroff, B. (2004). The Shaping of Behaviorists: B.F. Skinner’s
Influential Paper on Teaching Machines, European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 5:2, 129-135, DOI: 10.1080/15021149.2004.11434239

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