I was recently approached to join a team writing ‘discussion-promoting clicker questions and activities’ for a new microbiology textbook. It sounded like a fantastic opportunity, so I jumped on it. Getting in some practice now will undoubtedly make me a better instructor when I land a job.
I did some digging around the internet and found the following links to read through. I won’t feign that I have any expertise in the field (yet), so I’ll just be posting the links here as a repository for myself and anyone else looking to improve their clicker questions beyond low-level memorization questions.
So, here we go:
“Writing Good Clicker Questions” – from Wisconsin Madison (not much detailed explanation here, but some links to iClicker training videos)
Video: “Writing Great Clicker Questions for Science Courses” by Matt Evans (see “recorded sessions” on the left)
“Writing Great Clicker Questions” by Dr. Stephanie Chasteen find her at @sciencegeekgirl on Twitter
Lots of good links from the Colorado schools, I hope I can find someone to work with out there!
Did I miss any good information/links? Let me know here or on my Twitter and I’ll continue to update this page.