Instructors and Presenters
What are Clickers?
Clickers are a tool that allows instructors to poll their class and gather real-time results. Instructors use a desktop application to ask multiple choice, short answer, numeric or image target questions. Students answer these questions using their own device or using a physical clicker bought from the bookstore. Results are available as soon as the instructor closes polling in the form of graphs, tables or an image showing student’s responses
Why Use Clickers?
Clickers encourage participation and are a tool for active learning. Clickers can be used to gauge the baseline knowledge of a class, and to show the progress of learning. For example, A clicker question can be asked at the beginning of class to let the instructor know how advanced the level of discussion should be. After class, the same question could be asked again to show that the students have grasped the knowledge from the lecture.