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Student Response System (Clickers)

The student response system (SRS or clickers) is a technology-supported questioning strategy that allows instructors to ask questions and collect and display student responses in real time, enabling interaction and feedback even in large class environments. This project aims to enhance student engagement on campuses by focusing on two major goals.

  1. Promoting an active mode of learning by embedding inquiry-based practices and peer interaction into the classroom experience.
  2. Providing real-time feedback and formative assessment to students to increase their engagement and learning.

Internally, this project has also focused on providing the necessary infrastructure, processes and policies to increase and enhance student engagement in the classroom university-wide. In addition, an important objective of the project is also to provide appropriate pedagogical support to faculty relative to their comfort level, to move from traditional instruction with an emphasis on high content and low interaction to more interactive instruction, including peer learning with reduced content but higher interactivity.

For further information about this project, please contact tls [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

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