What are clickers?
Student response systems, 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 sparking class discussion. Research suggests that using clickers can:
How can clickers enhance teaching and learning?
- Help students assess their own knowledge
- Encourage students to respond to sensitive or difficult questions
- Deepen student understanding of course material
- Increase student interest in the course
- Increase the quality and quantity of class discussion
- Give instructors more insight into student comprehension and allow them to tailor the class accordingly
How have clickers been used for teaching and learning at Hunter?