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Caribbean Journal of Education

Learning is Just a Click Away: A Case Study on the Introductory Use of Student Response Systems (“Clickers”) in Higher Education

Publication Date: 
April 2017

This case study documents a pilot project designed to describe the usefulness of Student Response Systems or clickers in promoting active learning at the tertiary level. A convenience sample of five lecturers and 140 students participated in the study over two semesters where lecturers were allowed to use clickers during class activity in whatever manner they chose. Results indicated that most participants felt that clickers helped to make courses more interactive and engaging. Nearly half of the students felt that clickers improved instructor-student communication. The research revealed that clickers allowed students to self-assess and track their understanding of course content.

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