Clickers: Personal Response Systems
What are Clickers? Clickers, also known as classroom response systems, are remote type devices which
students can use to respond to questions presented during a class session. The students’
answers are received by the instructor’s computer, processed by the pre-installed
software, and results are projected to the entire class.
TURNING TECHNOLOGIES PERSONAL RESPONSE SYSTEMS
Founded in 2002, Turning Technologies began with a commitment to higher education
that is driven by our belief in the pedagogical benefits of student response. Today,
more than six million ResponseCard student clickers have been delivered worldwide and are available in more than 100 countries. The company
remains the industry leader in higher education with more than 2,300 U.S. colleges
and universities using TurningPoint student response solutions.
TurningPoint is polling software used to create questions for and accept input from
TurningTechnologies's ResponseCard clickers. The software integrates seamlessly with
Microsoft Office's PowerPoint. Using TurningPoint, instructors can generate interactive
slides that are interspersed with the rest of the informational slides in their PowerPoint
presentations. TurningPoint presentations help instructors assess student understanding
of lecture concepts and topics, create large or small scale polling opportunities
(identifiable or anonymous), and even take attendance.
TurningPoint slides can be customized with charts, graphs, countdown timers, and
correct answer indicators. Points can be awarded for participation or correct responses
and then uploaded into Desire2Learn Grade Center. Session data can be extracted into
a variety of reports that are generated in either Excel or Word formats.
Getting Started with Turning Technologies Personal Response Systems
HARDWARE: Turning Technologies Clickers are available at the University of Memphis Bookstore.
Professors and Instructors may place orders for clickers similarly to the way books
SOFTWARE: The software for clickers may be downloaded at: