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Active Learning and clickers

Photo of what a clicker looks like

Clickers are an “audience response system” that allows students to instantly provide feedback, answer or vote in response to questions posed by the lecturer.

The clicker itself is a portable, handheld device that allows each student to select his/her own answer and transmit it to the lecturer – in anonymity - by pressing the clicker’s numbered buttons.

Answers are sent through radio waves to a receiver connected to the lecturer’s computer where a small program collects and organises student feedback.

Clicker resources

Below you will find a series of interesting links to resources with additional information about what clickers are and how teachers can use them for educational purposes.

1. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the use of Clickers and Clicker questions