SOURCE: iclicker

September 22, 2011 08:00 ET

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Selects iclicker2 Classroom Response System

iclicker2's Enhanced Features Meet Changing Needs of University

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 22, 2011) - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has selected iclicker2 as its centrally supported classroom response system. Starting in fall 2011, Illinois will transition to the iclicker2 remote which offers full alphanumeric functionality and an LCD screen.

"iclicker is already in heavy use by faculty and students on the Urbana campus," said Jamie Nelson, lead coordinator of Classroom Support and Training with CITES Academic Technology Services at the University of Illinois. "The campus should expect a smooth transition to iclicker2 because, in addition to its simplicity of use, the software and base units are backwards compatible with the original iclicker devices."

"We are pleased that Illinois, the school at which iclicker was invented, has found that the additional functionality of our new iclicker2 remote meets their changing needs," said Troy Williams, a vice president at global publisher Macmillan and general manager of Macmillan New Ventures, the division that includes iclicker. "Our aim was to maintain what already had been successful with iclicker -- a simple, easy-to-use and reliable system -- while making the remote functionality more flexible and powerful for instructors in disciplines that use numeric entry."

About iclicker:
iclicker was built by educators for educators with the goal of keeping students focused on content, not technology. 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 Canada and used by more than 2 million students. iclicker has a growing number of customers in K-12 and also serves customers in corporate environments. Invented in 2003 by four University of Illinois professors, iclicker's classroom response system 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. iclicker2 is a product of Macmillan New Ventures, a division of Macmillan. For more information, visit www.iclicker.com.

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