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written by Erica Watkins and Mel Sabella
Researchers have shown that the use of personal response systems (clickers) stimulate student-student and student-lecturer interaction.  Use of clickers and peer instruction techniques have been found to foster a more dynamic and active learning environment. In addition, students value the use of clickers and feel that these devices contribute to their understanding.

However, relatively few studies had been conducted prior to 2008 to assess the effectiveness of clickers in improving specific student outcomes and student knowledge construction.  This study compared student responses on exam questions to similar or identical clicker questions that were presented during lecture.  The analysis of the responses shows how individual student knowledge evolved during instruction. Although use of clickers produced improvement during lecture, many students were unable to respond correctly when questions of a highly similar nature were posed on the exam.

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Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 223-226
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10.1063/1.3021260
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0618128
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Keywords:
Clicker questions, PERC 2008, Personal Response Systems, Physics Education Research, educational aids, educational courses, educational technology, learning (artificial intelligence), philosophical aspects, problem solving, research and development management
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E. Watkins and M. Sabella, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8107&DocID=738).
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E. Watkins and M. Sabella, Examining the Effectiveness of Clickers on Promoting Learning by Tracking the Evolution of Student Responses, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8107&DocID=738>.
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Watkins, E., & Sabella, M. (2008, July 23-24). Examining the Effectiveness of Clickers on Promoting Learning by Tracking the Evolution of Student Responses. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved September 19, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8107&DocID=738
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Watkins, Erica, and Mel Sabella. "Examining the Effectiveness of Clickers on Promoting Learning by Tracking the Evolution of Student Responses." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8107&DocID=738 (accessed 19 September 2014).
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Watkins, Erica, and Mel Sabella. "Examining the Effectiveness of Clickers on Promoting Learning by Tracking the Evolution of Student Responses." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 223-226 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 19 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8107&DocID=738>.
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