Florida International University Adopts the i>clicker2, Second Generation Classroom Response System

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Enhanced remote advances multidisciplinary teaching approaches by enabling active learning experiences and high fidelity classroom interactions

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Since our deployment last summer, we’ve been able to fully convert 50 classrooms over to i>clicker2 with high success rates from both students and faculty with plans to convert the remaining general classrooms by Fall 2012.

Florida International University(FIU) has selected i>clicker2 as its centrally supported classroom response system. Beginning in summer 2011, i>clicker2 was integrated into all general classrooms to provide the University’s instructors and students with its reliable, simple and robust polling solution to increase interactivity and advance learning.

With increased functionality, the newly enhanced i>clicker2 remote opens up new possibilities for classroom interaction with full alphanumeric functionality and an LCD screen. Keeping the philosophy of a simple and pedagogical experience front and center, the i>clicker2 bolsters the active learning experience for students and meets the needs of instructors in a wider range of disciplines and with varied teaching styles.

In the spring of 2011, FIU conducted an independent research study to identify a standardized classroom response system that would seamlessly integrate with curricula as well as provide real value for students without breaking the bank. After evaluating and reviewing the clicker market, FIU chose i>clicker2 to enhance their classroom experience with a feature-rich standardization solution.

“A subcommittee evaluated the various response systems in use at FIU as well as other options and recommended to standardize on one cohesive system, i>clicker2, for ease of use, functional diversity, to standardize on one system and to cut costs for students,” said Debra Sheridan, Director of Media and Technology Support at Florida International University. “In addition to being feature rich, i>clicker2’s sophisticated support and integration with learning management systems were two key features that were important to FIU. Since our deployment last summer, we’ve been able to fully convert 50 classrooms over to i>clicker2 with high success rates from both students and faculty with plans to convert the remaining general classrooms by Fall 2012.”

FIU is one of Florida’s largest universities, with over 47,000 students enrolled, and is ranked 1st in the U.S. for granting bachelor’s degrees to minorities. i>clicker2 will be the response system 191 academic programs in the university’s 23 colleges in schools.

“Creating superior technology products to enhance the classroom experience is the founding principle of our company,” said Troy Williams, vice president of Macmillan and general manager of Macmillan New Ventures. “We are thrilled that FIU chose i>clicker2 as their campus standard to empower their faculty and students with the ability to more meaningfully engage with the curriculum.”

i>clicker has been adopted at 1,100 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.

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 1100 educational institutions in North America and Canada and used by more than 2.7 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>clicker2 is a product of Macmillan New Ventures, a division of Macmillan. For more information, visit http://www.iclicker.com.

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