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Handheld devices that resemble TV remotes are catching on in large University of Wisconsin-Madison lecture halls, a professor says.
But that doesn't mean students are kicking back and watching Comedy Central the 'clickers,' which usually have about a dozen buttons, let them respond instantly to multiple-choice questions posed by their professor. The anonymity is an encouragement to some students who might feel embarrassed to raise their hands and be caught in a wrong answer.
The university also uses software that makes up charts of their responses automatically and inserts them into class presentations.
Clickers cost students about $25. Read the UW-Madison news release