publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Clickenomics: Using a Classroom Response System to Increase Student Engagement in a Large-Enrollment Principles of Economics Course

Salemi, Michael K.;
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  • Published: 27 Oct 2009 Journal: The Journal of Economic Education, volume 40, pages 385-404 (issn: 0022-0485, eissn: 2152-4068, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
One of the most important challenges facing college instructors of economics is helping students engage. Engagement is particularly important in a large-enrollment Principles of Economics course, where it can help students achieve a long-lived understanding of how economists use basic economic ideas to look at the world. The author reports how instructors can use Classroom Response Systems (clickers) to promote engagement in the Principles course. He draws heavily on his own experience in teaching a one semester Principles course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill but also reports on how others have used clickers to promote engagement. He conclud...
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