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Clickers (Audience Response Systems)

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Description Clickers or audience response systems are tools used to rapidly measure and analyze an audience's response to a poll..
Author(s) Stan Skrabut (skrabutTalk)
Email Stan Skrabut
Location Room 120
University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture
Phone 307-766-3722
Last Updated 1 February, 2011


Contents

Description

Clickers or audience response systems are tools used to rapidly measure and analyze an audience's response to a poll.

At the University of Wyoming, Cooperative Extension Service, we primarily use Turning Technologies audience response systems. It is available for both PCs and Macs.

Audience response systems typically are software applications which capture responses from electronic devices. The ARS software will normally provide instructors with the ability to add special slides to PowerPoint. Depending on the vendor other options are available.

Here are the software downloads for both PC and Mac for Turning Technologies

Essential Requirements

The Turning Technologies clickers will work on a Mac or PC computer with a USB port. You must also have the Turning Technologies receiver and transmitters (clickers). TurningPoint response can also be capture from mobile devices and laptops with ResponseWare.

Software

Software for both Windows and the Mac can be found at the TurningPoint upgrade site.

Learning resources information

Reading List

Here are a number of articles and books worth reading on the use of clickers.

Key Web links

Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand clickers and their capabilities.

Education

Here are a number of great ideas for using clickers in a education environment.

Clickerless Polling Systems

Here are a number of great ways that you poll an audience without clickers.

Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use the TurningPoint response systems.

References