Instructional Practices

The Sea in Single Drops: Connecting with Students Using Classroom Response Systems

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“Clickers.” If you’re not already using them, you might have heard about them from colleagues or students. Or you might know them by product names like iClicker—which uses its own handheld device—or web-based products like Squarecap, Poll Everywhere, and Top Hat that can be used on any mobile device. They all belong to a type of technology known as “classroom response system” (CRS). This type of technology has been used at UT since the early 2000s, and continue to grow in popularity. In fact, many instructors that we work with in the FIC are finding the CRS to be an increasingly necessary tool for creating meaningful learning experiences for their students.

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