Clicker in the life sciences (audience response systems)
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.
|company & clicker type||€/clicker||additional costs||50 unit package in €|
|eInstruction CPS Pulse||€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.
- Comtec http://www.comtecars.com
- eInstruction http://www.einstruction.com
- iClicker http://www.iclicker.com
- Interwrite PRS http://www.interwritelearning.com
- Qwizdom http://www.qwizdom.com
- TurningPoint http://www.turningtechnologies.com