What are Clickers?

Educational technologies used to engage students in the classroom are  know as clickers, student response systems, or audience response  systems. Clickers are wireless hand-held devices or mobile phones that  are used to conduct student participation in the classroom (or pose  questions to be answered after a class), often to credit attendance or  measure understanding.

The instructor poses questions via a slide during the lecture and  students respond by entering their answer on their clicker device or  mobile phone. The device transmits the entry to a receiver attached to  the instructor's computer which gathers and compiles the data into a  chart. This chart can be instantly displayed on screen, along with the  correct answer choice. This provides both student and instructor with  valuable real time feedback.

NUI Galway has several systems in use: