By Trish Wilson
Freshman Sarah Speicher stared down at her syllabus in the bookstore at Temple University, considering her next purchase. “Clicker?” she asked out loud. “What’s a clicker?”
A clicker, she soon discovered, is a “personal response device,” a small electronic gadget the size of a slim calculator that she and her 399 classmates in Law and American Society would be toting to class.
The trendy, high-tech learning tool, used to take attendance, poll student opinion, and administer quizzes, is taking hold on campuses across the country, with an estimated 2 million college students now using them, transforming teaching – and learning.
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