i>clicker Announces New Response System Remote, Coming to Classrooms Fall 2012

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New i>clicker+ Features Smaller, More Intuitive Design and Improved Battery Life For Same Affordable Price

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Teachers continue to choose i>clicker because of how easy the hardware and software are to use. i>clicker+ is a response to valuable customer feedback and improves upon the original, while remaining an affordable option for students.

i>clicker, one of the most widely used classroom response systems in higher education, today unveiled the all-new i>clicker+, the latest remote in the i>clicker product line. i>clicker+ retains the simplicity of the original i>clicker remote, and features an enhanced user experience. i>clicker+ will be offered at the same price as the original i>clicker remote, and will be available for purchase in October 2012.

“The new remote surpasses the original in simplicity of design and ease of use, making both i>clicker+ and i>clicker 2 the best classroom response experience students can have,” said Troy Williams, vice president at global publisher Macmillan and general manager of Macmillan New Ventures, the division that includes i>clicker. “Teachers continue to choose i>clicker because of how easy the hardware and software are to use. i>clicker+ is a response to valuable customer feedback and improves upon the original, while remaining an affordable option for students.”

The new i>clicker+ remote features an improved keyboard with a recessed, clearly marked power button set apart from the large A-E buttons to prevent accidental power up. The buttons also now feature Braille and labels in contrasting colors to improve accessibility and usability. The new remote also confirms a student’s vote status with green and red LED lights next to each button, giving students immediate feedback.

The i>clicker+ remote is smaller than the original i>clicker remote, and boasts a longer battery life with only two AAA batteries, instead of the three used in the original. Battery replacement is also easier and more straightforward, with both batteries clearly visible when the battery cover is removed.

The updated design of i>clicker+ responds to the growth of response systems in education, and upholds the high standards set by i>clicker as a full-featured system that keeps the user experience simple.

i>clicker has been adopted at 1100 educational institutions in North America and Canada, and is used by over 2.7 million students. i>clicker is a product of Macmillan New Ventures, a division of Macmillan.

i>clicker+ will be available for purchase in October, 2012.

To learn more about the new remotes please visit: http://www.iclicker.com/products/iclicker-plus-info/

About i>clicker:

i>clicker was built by educators for educators with the goal of keeping students focused on content, not technology. i>clicker 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. i>clicker 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, i>clicker’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. i>clicker is a product of Macmillan New Ventures, a division of Macmillan.

http://www.iclicker.com

About Macmillan New Ventures:

Macmillan New Ventures discovers, develops and markets innovative technologies and new products that make learning more engaging. Part of global media company Macmillan, we’re here to do more for education. To push the boundaries of where, when and how we learn. Teacher to student. Student to teacher. And peer to peer.

http://www.macmillannewventures.com

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