Asking students how long they took to complete an assignment they have just turned in can provide instructors with useful information about the difficulty of the assignment.
Clicker questions can also be used to see if students remember good advice or course policies shared on a first-day-of-class course syllabus.
Recall Questions Students need to recall facts, concepts, or techniques that are relevant to lecture.
These questions are often used to determine whether students prepared for class, remember key concepts from previous lectures, or have memorised key facts.
Often data generated by students during class can be used to make points about social behavior.
By allowing these data to be collected and analyzed during class, clickers can bring a sense of immediacy and relevance to these kinds of experiments.
The answer options are often based on student misconceptions and this helps the lecturer to identify whether students understand the concepts.
This question type ask students to:, requiring students to analyze relationships among multiple concepts or make evaluations based on particular criteria.
Often these questions are “one-best-answer questions," questions that include multiple answer choices that have merit.
Students are asked to select the one best answer from these choices.