Clickers/Personal Response Systems

Personal response systems (PRS), or “clickers” are wireless systems that can be used to collect responses from a group of people in real time.   When a question is posed, each individual with a clicker enters a response.  The results are instantly aggregated and displayed in a graph that can be projected to the front of the room. Clickers can be excellent tools for engaging students and generating class discussion and can be useful to hybrid courses where the face-to-face on-site component becomes the support to gauging how students are responding to material covered online. Using clickers also affords faculty the opportunity to collect student feedback rapidly to assess class readiness for new material, and can be used to engage students with course content in small-group or class-wide discussions in a flipped classroom scenario where the lectures are offered to the students online.

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