How it Works
The EduCue Personal Response System is designed to encourage every student to participate in class by way of a hand-held remote control or clicker. The instructor asks students a multiple-choice question; the students then decide their response, point their clickers at one of the small infrared boxes installed in the classroom, and click the button that corresponds to their answer choice. Software compiles the answers instantly, and a graph detailing student responses is projected onto the screen for the entire class to see.
Each student enrolled in a class using the response system purchases a clicker at the bookstore (prices range from $3-$30, depending on the vendor). Students then register their clickers at the vendor's Web site or with the professor (different vendors have different requirements) so their student ID numbers will be recognized and recorded when they answer questions. Individual responses are not displayed to the class, but are recorded for the instructor's use. ct Tor Cross of the Teaching Resources Center at (530) 752-6050.