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ERIC Number: EJ779368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Why I Like Clicker Personal Response Systems
Ribbens, Eric
Journal of College Science Teaching, v37 n2 p60-62 Nov 2007
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. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.