OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Clickers: Turning Technologies

What are Clickers?

Clickers, also known as audience response sytems are wireless hand-held devices used to conduct student participation in the classroom, often to credit attendance and measure understanding. The instructor poses questions via a slide during the lecture and students respond by entering their answer on their clicker device. The device transmits the entry to a receiver attached to the instructor's computer which gathers and compiles the data into a chart. This chart can be instantly displayed on screen, along with the correct answer choice. This provides both student and instructor with valuable real time feedback.

Turning Technologies DevicesOSU uses the Turning Technologies QT ResponseCard NXT as its official clicker. In addition to standard clicker features the newer model QT Device comes with a full ergonomic QWERTY keyboard for easy text input.

Why Turning Technologies?

Check out the Clicker Assessment to find out more about the process used in chosing Turning Technologies as the officially supported clicker of OSU.

Start now with TAC:

  • Training for: classes, workshops, conferences, group meetings and online.
  • Support for: in class and out of class to ensure your success using clickers.

TAC recommends all instructors & GTAs receive training prior to using clickers in class. We provide instructors with clicker kits.  And clickers for non-curricular uses may be checked out at the library.  Please contact the TAC Clicker Team in order to schedule a TurningPoint training session.

What are Clickers?

Clickers, also know as audience response sytems are wireless hand-held devices used to conduct student participation in the classroom, often to credit attendance and measure understanding. The instructor poses questions via a slide during the lecture and students respond by entering their answer on their clicker device. The device transmits the entry to a receiver attached to the instructor's computer which gathers and compiles the data into a chart. This chart can be instantly displayed on screen, along with the correct answer choice. This provides both student and instructor with valuable real time feedback.

OSU uses the Turning Technologies ResponseCard NXT as its official clicker. In addition to standard clicker features, ResponseCard NXT provides advanced capabilities such as cell-phone style text entry for short answer and essay questions.

 

Why Turning Technologies?

Check out the Clicker Assessment to find out more about the process used in chosing Turning Technologies as the officially supported clicker of OSU.

Learn more about Turning Technologies on their official website.