This web site is an effort to share what we have learned from our experiences implementing clickers, or student response systems, at four UW System Campuses. Information found on our site includes
The University of Wisconsin System, Office of Learning and Information Technology, awarded UW-Milwaukee, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Oshkosh, and UW-Whitewater a Curricular Redesign Grant to support our proposal entitled Student Response Systems - Exploring Potential and Assessing Impact.
Read more about our clicker grant project
What is a Student Response System or Clicker?
1st Apr 2006
A Student Response System (SRS) is a wireless response system that allows faculty to request information and for students to respond by using a "clicker" or hand-held response pad to send his or her information to a receiver. When presented with a question, the student presses a button on a hand-held response pad or clicker, which sends either an infrared or radio signal to a receiver attached to a computer. The computer records and/or displays the response per the instructor's preference.
Read more about faculty use of clickers
UWS Joint IT Presentation
10th Apr 2006
PowerPoint Presentation from the UWS Joint IT Conference 2006 including survey data from our grant project that illustrates students reactions to clickers in the classroom.
EDUCAUSE 2006 Presentation
11th Oct 2006
"Clickers" in the Classroom: Analyses from the University
of Wisconsin System Project -- PDF file of presentation given at EDUCAUSE 2006 in Dallas, Tx.