General PI Tips: Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started

These tips seek to provide on-the-ground, concrete advice and resources for those seeking to adoption a peer instruction pedagogy (aka clickers) in their computing classrooms. A treasure-trove of information on clicker/peer instruction use in higher education in the sciences to which I refer people constantly is the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative Clicker Resource Page. This page differs in that it assumes you are ready to implement peer instruction, and want to know what specific things you need to do, and how to do it to make it as successful as possible the first time.

Other Peer Instruction Resources

Specific to Computer Science

Must Visit Resources on PI in Science*

*Clickers are the technology by which the pedagogical technique that is Peer Instruction can be implemented in classrooms. However, common terminology in higher education often just says “clickers”. It may or may not be Peer Instruction.