What is a clicker?
It is an audience response system that encourages students to participate in class by submitting responses to interactive questions. Student can submit answers with either a clicker box or a connected device (smartphone, laptop…).
Clickers at EPFL
EPFL uses the Turning Technologies products. We currently have about 1’300 clickers and 700 smartphone licences.
An example of use
Clickers can be used in a wide range of contexts and with a lot of different methods.
In the video below (in French), Cécile Hébert, Professor of Physics, explains how she uses clickers to maintain the attention and encourage the participation of her students in Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering.