Case Study: Why I Like Clicker Personal Response Systems

by: Eric Ribbens

For those of you unfamiliar with clicker personal response systems, a clicker is a handheld remote that students use to enter their responses to multiple choice questions. The question is displayed on the classroom overhead screen, usually within a Power Point presentation, and a receiver connected to a computer at the front of the room collects all responses, grades and stores each response, and (when requested) highlights the correct answer and displays a bar graph showing how many students chose each option. Here the author shares his personal experience using clickers during large introductory biology courses.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2007Volume 037Issue 02

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