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Making Student Thinking Visible: Teaching with Classroom Response Systems

Audience response systems (a.k.a. “clickers”) are interactive polling technologies that allow instructors to question students in class, receive student responses and provide instant feedback displayed in a viewable chart. This workshop will focus on how student engagement, active learning, peer instruction, and the collection of formative assessment data can all be promoted through the use of this technology. Participants will explore the use of clickers through discipline-based vignettes intended to model effective instructional practice.


By the end of this session, you should be able to

  • Identify a range of Instructional goals to which audience response system technology can serve (e.g. quizzing, polling, interactive learning, formative assessment, etc.).
  • Make some initial decisions about how you can begin to integrate this technology into your teaching.
  • Develop activities that are guided by asking the right questions.


For more information, contact Jeff Nugent (7-0563 or jsnugent@vcu.edu) or Zachary Goodell (7-0562 or zggoodel@vcu.edu).

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