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Personal response systems (clickers) enable instructors to gauge student understanding of concepts and information in a course in real time. For an instructor seeking to engage students responsively, no matter what the class size, clickers are an amazingly powerful tool. Possible uses include:

  • uncovering typical misconceptions,
  • testing student ability to apply a concept to specific situations,
  • surveying student opinions,
  • predicting outcomes,
  • establishing baseline knowledge before embarking on a new topic,
  • checking comprehension of class readings before continuing, and
  • inspiring student discussion.

Each presentation will explore the use of TurningPoint, a software add-on to Microsoft PowerPoint that enables educators, trainers and presenters to develop and administer real-time assessments of participants within their PowerPoint presentations.