i>clicker Will Replace eInstruction as the Centrally Supported Student Response System
Published: December 15, 2011The i>clicker student response system (clickers) will replace eInstruction as the centrally supported technology for clickers starting Spring 2012. University-wide technical support for eInstruction will be extended to the end of the Spring 2012 semester.
eInstruction technology has become increasingly unstable and in many cases has failed to perform at acceptable levels. Both Instructional Technology Services (ITS) and Instructional Media Services, departments of Texas A&M Information Technology, have exerted a great deal of effort to make the eInstruction system function properly.
Starting the Spring 2012 semester, i>clicker will be the centrally supported technology for clickers. The i>clicker system has been in use at the university for several years, steadily increasing in use as instructors have moved away from using eInstruction. Therefore, i>clicker has become the de facto university standard based on the sheer increase in adoption. Furthermore, the Instructional Technology Council has recommended transitioning to i>clicker.
Instructors new to using clickers, or those currently using eInstruction, who would like to learn more about the i>clicker system are encouraged to attend a no-cost, hands-on ITS workshop or make an appointment with an IT Consultant.
Register for upcoming clicker workshops. Learn more about i>clickers on ITS Docs.
Contact the ITS Support Desk at (979) 458-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a one-on-one meeting with an IT Consultant. Contact Instructional Media Services for classroom technical support for either i>clicker or eInstruction systems.