Ready, Aim, Vote! Students in Professor Kate Montero’s Advanced Business Communication classes raise their i-clickers and vote on the best presentation of the investor proposal pitch. The i-clickers’ live polling technology provides an instantaneous display on the classroom’s big screen so students can see the vote tallies in real time.
Montero says the interactivity of the live voting with the i-clickers puts assessment in the hands of students – literally! “I am turning over the control to them,” she says, “Through their votes, the students let their peers know if the pitches successfully reached them, the student audience. Peer voting is the best form of feedback. I just sit back and watch the learning happen.”
The Communication Arts Department obtained the i-clickers through a technology fee award intended to allow debate tournament polling for FIU’s Debate Society. FIU debaters use them to practice and provide rapid-fire polling to let debaters know when they score points in debate rounds.