Posted June 08, 2007
Clickers, or classroom response systems, are devices that look like remote controls and allow all the students to respond to a question at the same time. Usually the questions are multiple-choice questions, but they also can be numeric answers. Graphical images can also be incorporated into questions.
Software quickly summarizes the responses and shows the number of students who selected each answer choice. This summary can be displayed as a bar chart to the entire class. The clickers may be set up to be anonymous to the faculty member or linked to a particular student, enabling the tracking of each student’s progress.
Faculty may use the clickers to:
Bowdon Faculty who have used the clickers in their courses:
Learn more from Derek Bruff's Teaching with Classroom Response Systems book and blog.