By Jennifer Funk
"Jan Worth-Nelson has specific and detailed workshop guidelines for her creative writing class: “begin by responding to what you think the essay is about;” “see if you can find a way to describe the ‘voice’ of the essay;” “when you say you like something, try to continue your commentary with something that suggests why you like it.”
"For years, though, despite telling her students exactly what to do, Nelson often felt the workshops fell short of her expectations.
"So when she and a few colleagues at the University of Michigan-Flint began researching the effect of clickers on student learning, she took the opportunity to reinforce workshop procedures.
"If their hypothesis proved true — that students would better retain information they learned using clickers — the quality of the writing workshops would improve."
Via Jim Lerman