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About iClickers

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If you want to change a one-way lecture into a two-way dialogue, i>clicker is the tool for you.

-- Eric Ribbens, Western Illinois University

What is a Clicker?

Clickers are a plug-and-play interactive classroom response system that allows instructors to gather real-time information and responses in a variety of classroom settings. The remote control-like devices offer numeric and alphanumeric capabilities, LCD display, and online integration options.

Questions types include

  • yes / no
  • true / false
  • text entry
  • fill in the blank
  • short answer (up to 15 characters)
  • multiple correct responses

When used effectively, Clickers can:

  • allow real-time assessment and feedback
  • foster student engagement
  • enhance dialogue among students
  • increase active learning
  • promote higher order thinking skills
  • build learning communities
  • measure student learning outcomes

How Do Clickers Work?

Using a handheld electronic device (clicker), students (or small groups) can respond to questions posed by their instructor. Answers are transmitted using radio signals to a portable receiver. Each signal is unique and software is used to interpret individual responses. The responses are then stored and can be used in a variety of ways to promote student learning, reflection, and class participation.

Learn more: https://www.iclicker.com/for-education/

Getting Started

A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of the Use of Clickers in Higher Education

Additional instruction videos, case studies, and white papers are available at https://www1.iclicker.com/resource/.

@ the Library

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TWO class sets of clickers are available for checkout through the Circulation Desk.

Kits include:

  • 25 (or 26) student clickers
  • base receiver with usb cable
  • flash drive
  • instructor remote
  • Quick Start Guide and a full instruction manual

Want to know more?

Give us a call with questions or to reserve a set today! 314-889-1417

Featured Resource: Films on Demand

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Looking for more technology tips? Explore our Video Resources guide to get started with Films on Demand and other options for your classroom. Or just ask your favorite Librarian for help!

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