CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Technology hoped to improve student attendance and participation

Bringing a remote control to class isn't something that a lot of students are used to, but at St. Mary's University in Halifax, "clickers" have become a mandatory purchase for nine classes this year.

"Clickers" are the common term for the device, which is sold to post-secondary institutions by Texas-based e-Instruction Corporation and are the latest craze in instructional technology.
from Excalibur, York University Student Newspaper attributed to CUP

St. Mary's University in New Brunswick has some classes where the lecturer is capable to obtaining instant feedback on questions posed to the attending students.

It appears as if the lecturer's skill is now no longer required or desired as the corporate culture including a military link has this corporation penetrating many levels of education.


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