Student Response Systems
Student Response System (SRS) refers to an electronic means of individual or group student response during class. Participants use either a pre-set handheld device (a “clicker”), or respond via a website using their laptop or mobile device.
At Smith, we support Turning Point clickers. Some faculty are also using iClickers and Learning Catalytics (bring-your-own mobile devices only).
At Smith, instructors are:
- using clickers as a test for how well class materials are being understood,
- adjusting and modifying teaching based on their students' responses in real-time,
- using SRS for attaining consensus,
- finding that anonymous polling can help some students to be more responsive and active in a public setting and that student participation increases.
How to Get Started
Turning Point clickers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, as early as possible with the number of students in your course. For alternative student response solutions or to discuss how to use clickers in your class contact Deborah Keisch at email@example.com.
Revised March 3, 2015