Last week I have run the first workshop on the use of clickers at CPUT. If you are wondering what clickers are: clickers are voting devices, that allow lecturers to ask questions in class, students vote and results immediately appear on screen. Its quick, its fun, its anonymous and it can help students’ understanding of difficult concepts and reveal some amazing misconceptions in students without threatening them.
If you want to read more about clickers have a look at this article by Jane Caldwell, which summerizes the current state of literature on clickers.
If you want to try them out, contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org).