What are Personal Response Systems?

A personal response system (PRS) can enhance the classroom experience by providing instructors an electronic way of interacting with students. Through small remote devices (“clickers”), instructors can poll their students, ensure key learning points are being absorbed, take attendance, or give low-stakes quizzes. Unlike asking students to raise their hands in response to a question, with a PRS system, faculty can receive immediate classroom feedback while ensuring a student’s public anonymity.

For more information on how UCLA is using PRS, successful teaching practices using PRS, how the technology works, and tutorials for using PRS, please contact OID http://www.oid.ucla.edu.