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iclicker Announces a Record Year in Higher Ed, Reaches 1,000 Customers and 2.5M Users

iclicker Adds Twenty-One Universities to Its Growing List of Institutional Adoptions; Recent Additions Include Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University and University of Missouri (October 18, 2011)

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/18/11 -- EDUCAUSE - iclicker, one of the most widely used and fastest growing student response systems in the nation, today announced a record year of growth. For fall 2011, iclicker has added twenty-one campus-wide adoptions and 500,000 students to its growing list of customers. Adopted at more than 1,000 educational institutions in North America and Canada, iclicker is now used by more than 2.5 million students. iclicker is a division of Macmillan New Ventures.

iclicker's student response system is designed to foster student collaboration and enable formative assessment. Keeping the philosophy of a simple and pedagogical experience front and center, iclicker bolsters the active learning experience for students and meets the needs of instructors in a wide range of disciplines and with varied teaching styles. For more about iclicker's full range of products and features, please click here.

"Standardizing under one response system platform is a process that requires thorough evaluation, time and resources," said Troy Williams, a vice president at global publisher Macmillan and general manager of Macmillan New Ventures, the division that includes iclicker. "We greatly appreciate the commitment of our institutional customers and aim to surpass their expectations as we continue our mission to deliver products with superior ease-of-use that engage students and help them play an active role in their own learning."

The list of new institutional adoptions for fall 2011 includes:

  • Bucknell University
  • California State University San Marcos
  • University of Connecticut
  • Florida International University
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • University of Kansas
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Nebraska
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pennsylvania State University Erie
  • Purdue University
  • Purdue University Calumet
  • Ryerson University
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Stanford University
  • Wayne State University

iclicker will be featuring its latest remote, iclicker2, and its newest software addition, Self-Paced Polling, at EDUCAUSE booth #1259.

About iclicker:

iclicker was built by educators for educators with the goal of keeping students focused on content, not technology. iclicker is one of the most widely used classroom response systems in higher education, adopted at more than 900 educational institutions in North America and Canada and used by more than 2.5 million students. iclicker has a growing number of customers in K-12 and also serves customers in corporate environments.

Invented in 2003 by four University of Illinois professors, iclicker's classroom response system continues to be recognized for its superior reliability, intuitive software, and focus on formative assessment and pedagogy. Together with a team of faculty advisors and reviewers, inventors Tim Stelzer and Mats Selen continue to play lead roles in product development. iclicker2 is a product of Macmillan New Ventures, a division of Macmillan. For more information, visit

About Macmillan New Ventures:

Macmillan New Ventures discovers, develops and markets innovative technologies and new products that make learning more engaging. Part of global media company Macmillan, we're here to do more for education. To push the boundaries of where, when and how we learn. Teacher to student. Student to teacher. And peer to peer.

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