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Clickers, also known as personal response systems, allow instructors to ask questions and gather students' responses during a lecture. Clickers can help facilitate student engagement by polling students' opinions and asking students to discuss the reasons for their opinions. They can also be used to collect immediate feedback about students' understanding of lecture topics so points of confusion can be addressed quickly.
Each student uses a clicker that looks like a TV remote to answer questions posed by the instructor in a specially designed PowerPoint presentation. Summaries of student responses can be shown in real time to both instructors and students. Answers are also stored electronically for later viewing.
Last Updated: 10/25/10