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Help WMU evaluate classroom clickers

Nov. 5, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University is evaluating classroom response systems, also known as clickers. Representatives from four companies will make public presentations about their products in separate sessions during November.

All presentations are 10 to 10:50 a.m.
Fetzer Center Putney Auditorium

Those attending will be asked to provide comments on the products to a selection committee that will make a recommendation on which system best meets the needs for WMU instruction.

What are clickers?

Clickers are typically wireless, hand-held keypad devices. They allow instructors to ask questions and gather students' responses during a lecture. Clicker systems are also commonly called classroom response, student response or audience response systems.

What's the issue?

Students purchase a clicker for a course the same as they purchase textbooks or other required materials. Most universities are standardizing on a single clicker system to improve reliability and technical support and to avoid requiring students to purchase several different clickers in a single semester or year.

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Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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