Clicker in the life sciences (audience response systems)

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[[Image:800px-USB ARS receiver.JPG|300px|right|thumb|Clicker (top left) linked via radio signals to USB receiver.]]
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Clicker, zappers, or audience response systems (ARS) are interactive devices that are becoming more popular in the life sciences to turn for example a frontal lecture into a more interactive learning experience. Clickers enable the lecturer to ask questions and see the audience answers live on screen, allowing for immediate adjustment of content, speed, and direction.
Clicker, zappers, or audience response systems (ARS) are interactive devices that are becoming more popular in the life sciences to turn for example a frontal lecture into a more interactive learning experience. Clickers enable the lecturer to ask questions and see the audience answers live on screen, allowing for immediate adjustment of content, speed, and direction.
=== Price estimates ===
=== Price estimates ===
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* eInstruction CPS Pulse €43 (+€150 for receiver, no software charges)
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* Qwizdom Q6 €55/$70 ()
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* TurningPoint ResponseCard RF LCD €53 (+180€ for receiver, no software charges)
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! €/clicker
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! additional costs
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! 50 unit package in €
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| [http://www.einstruction.com/products/student-response-systems#cps-pulse-tab eInstruction CPS Pulse]<br>[[eInstruction clicker review|OWW review]]
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| €44
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| +€180 receiver
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| €2380
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| [http://www.qwizdom.com/education/q4.php Qwizdom Q4]
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| €60
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| +€140 receiver, +€140 instructor remote
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| €3280
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| [http://www.qwizdom.com/education/q6.php Qwizdom Q6]
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| €70
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| +€140 receiver, +€140 instructor remote
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| €3780
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| [http://www.turningtechnologies.com/display/modal/products.cfm?linkurl=/response-solutions/responsecard-rf TurningPoint ResponseCard RF]
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| €46
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| +€220 receiver, +€54 instructor remote
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| €2570
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| [http://www.turningtechnologies.com/display/modal/products.cfm?linkurl=/response-solutions/responsecard-rf-lcd TurningPoint ResponseCard RF LCD]
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| €53
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| +€220 receiver, +€54 instructor remote
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| €2920
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Estimates are from 11-2012. Prices per response unit and rounded and academic discount where available. Companies may charge for receiver and software in addition to the clickers.
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Estimates are from 11-2012. Prices per response unit for a small order of <50 clickers, with the average European VAT of 20%, rounded, and including an academic discount where available. Companies may charge for receiver and a master clicker in addition to the clickers. Typically, the software is included.
=== Vendors ===
=== Vendors ===
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* [http://www.polleverywhere.com/ars-comparison Clicker comparison by a web service that does online polling itself]
* [http://www.polleverywhere.com/ars-comparison Clicker comparison by a web service that does online polling itself]
* [http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/teaching-guides/technology/clickers/ Clicker information page by Vanderbilt]
* [http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/teaching-guides/technology/clickers/ Clicker information page by Vanderbilt]
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Clicker (top left) linked via radio signals to USB receiver.
Clicker (top left) linked via radio signals to USB receiver.

Clicker, zappers, or audience response systems (ARS) are interactive devices that are becoming more popular in the life sciences to turn for example a frontal lecture into a more interactive learning experience. Clickers enable the lecturer to ask questions and see the audience answers live on screen, allowing for immediate adjustment of content, speed, and direction.

Price estimates

company & clicker type €/clicker additional costs 50 unit package in €
eInstruction CPS Pulse
OWW review
€44 +€180 receiver €2380
Qwizdom Q4 €60 +€140 receiver, +€140 instructor remote €3280
Qwizdom Q6 €70 +€140 receiver, +€140 instructor remote €3780
TurningPoint ResponseCard RF €46 +€220 receiver, +€54 instructor remote €2570
TurningPoint ResponseCard RF LCD €53 +€220 receiver, +€54 instructor remote €2920

Estimates are from 11-2012. Prices per response unit for a small order of <50 clickers, with the average European VAT of 20%, rounded, and including an academic discount where available. Companies may charge for receiver and a master clicker in addition to the clickers. Typically, the software is included.

Vendors

See also

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