Research has shown that the ARS can substantially improve the effectiveness of learning and retention of concepts presented in lectures. (Copeland et al, 1998; Shackow et al, 2003; Stein, 2003; Gagnon and Thivierge, 1997; Blandford and Lockyer, 1995). The ARS transforms lectures into stimulating, active learning experiences. Students interact, give immediate feedback through wireless keypads, and their responses to questions (presented in PowerPoint) are displayed graphically within seconds.
Here are some of the colleges and universities across the country which adopted TurningPoint clicker technology for classroom instruction:
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Copeland HL, Stoller JK, Hewson AG, and Longworth DL. 1998. Making the continuing medical education lecture effective. The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 18: 227-234.
Gagnon RJ, Thivierge R. 1997. Evaluating touch pad technology. The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 17: 20-26.
Shackow TE, Chavez M, Loya L, Friedman M. 2003. Audience response system: effect on learning in family practice residents. Abstract presentation AAMC annual meeting, Philadelphia, 2003.
Stein T. 2003. Active participation and integration during lecture? Assessment of an Audience Response System in lecture format teaching. Abstract presented at AAMC annual meeting, Philadelphia, 2003.
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