SOURCE: Macmillan

April 28, 2011 13:14 ET

iclicker Announces Clickers 2011 Conference

First Annual Clicker Conference Explores How Clickers and Other Classroom Technologies Transform Teaching and Learning; Presenters Include Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University, Jim Julius, San Diego State University, Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed and Sidneyeve Matrix, Queens University

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 28, 2011) - iclicker today announced that it is sponsoring Clickers 2011: Transforming Teaching and Learning -- the first annual conference exploring how clickers and other technologies can enable institutions and faculty to respond to the transformation of today's learning environment. Co-sponsored by Ball State University, the conference will run from Friday, June 3rd through Saturday, June 4th in Houston, TX at the Hotel ZaZa.

With trends like collaborative learning, learning analytics, retention, openness, and mobile learning, the options for new ways of teaching and learning are endless. The conference will provide on-the-ground insight from experts, and smart tips on gaining the greatest benefit from educational technology.

Jim Julius, associate director of Instructional Technology, San Diego State University, will provide the first keynote, "Clickers are an interim technology. T or F? Discuss."

A lunch panel discussion of "The What, How, and Why of EdTech Innovation," will be moderated by Scott Jaschik, editor of Inside Higher Ed. Mr. Jaschik will be joined by Perry Samson, LectureTools, Don Smithmier, Sophia.org, Troy Williams, Macmillan New Venture's iclicker and Bruce Sandhorst, Matterhorn.

On day two, Derek Bruff, blogger for "Teaching with Classroom Response Systems," assistant director, Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and senior lecturer in the Vanderbilt University Department of Mathematics, will offer the keynote, "The Wisdom of Crowds: Clickers, Crowdsourcing, and Educational Technology."

A panel discussion, "Beyond the Status Quo: Encouraging Innovation in the Classroom to Meet Today's Challenges," will also be moderated by Scott Jaschik with participation from Bruce Sandhorst, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Sidneyeve Matrix, Queens University, Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University and Doug Duncan, University of Colorado-Boulder.

Several breakout sessions will be held through-out the two day conference exploring technology tools from clickers to lecture capture to Google Forms.

Please visit www.clickersconference.com for the full conference agenda and to register for Clickers 2011.

About iclicker:
iclicker is one of the most widely used classroom response systems in higher education, adopted at more than 900 educational institutions in North America and used by approximately 2 million students. We have a growing number of customers in K-12 and also serve customers in corporate environments. Invented in 2003 by four University of Illinois professors, iclicker's current design was made available for adoption in 2006 and continues to be recognized for its superior reliability, intuitive software, and focus on formative assessment and pedagogy. Together with a team of faculty advisors and reviewers, inventors Tim Stelzer and Mats Selen continue to play lead roles in product development -- with a focus on ease-of-use and pedagogical research. iclicker is a product of Macmillan new ventures group, a division of Macmillan. For more information, visit www.iclicker.com.

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