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Clickers are the common term for Student Response System (SRS), a technology used to promote active learning in classrooms. iClicker a SRS solution from Macmillan, is the chosen university-wide clicker solution. The system allows groups of people to vote on a topic, take a survey or answer a question. The responses are tabulated and displayed back to the participants. Student Response Systems have been around for several decades but have gained increasing popularity in educational classrooms in recent years.
These systems are not only used in education but also used in other settings, such as the television industry and within corporations as a conference/meeting utility. There is no standard term for this technology; consequently, it is referred to by several different terms and acronyms by manufacturers and in news and research articles. For consistency within this documentation the terms Student Response Systems, SRS or clickers are used. Recent research on student SRS found using clickers in the classroom had a measurable impact on students in the following areas:
To learn more about Clickers, please visit our Orientation Page.