What are Clickers?
Educational technologies used to engage students in the classroom are know as clickers, student response systems, or audience response systems. Clickers are wireless hand-held devices or mobile phones that are used to conduct student participation in the classroom (or pose questions to be answered after a class), often to credit attendance or measure understanding.
The instructor poses questions via a slide during the lecture and students respond by entering their answer on their clicker device or mobile phone. The device transmits the entry to a receiver attached to the instructor's computer which gathers and compiles the data into a chart. This chart can be instantly displayed on screen, along with the correct answer choice. This provides both student and instructor with valuable real time feedback.
NUI Galway has several systems in use: