Santa Clara University

Instructional Technology Resource Specialists

Classroom Response System - Clickers

Classroom Response Systems - or clickers,  are being used extensively to evaluate student mastery of content and to identify concepts that are proving difficult for students to grasp. For students, they provide a quick way to validate their own learning, helping them identify areas that need improvement. Clickers can also be used to gauge student opinion on controversial or sensitive issues. They are often used to catalyze debate and discussion, turning a passive lecture into an interactive exchange. And, significantly, students say they are fun!