CPS is an interactive polling technology that permits the instructor and students to receive real-time feedback about questions asked in class. Through the use of handheld remotes, commonly called “clickers,” students can respond to questions posed by instructors. A histogram of all student responses is then displayed for the instructor and students to see.
The use of this technology supports teaching and learning in many valuable ways, including:
- Promoting small group and whole class instruction
- Providing immediate feedback to students
- Engaging all students in the learning enterprise
- Evaluating student prior knowledge
- Checking for understanding of content delivered during class
The CTE offers workshops to assist faculty members with exploring the instructional use of CPS technology: Making Student Thinking Visible: Teaching with Classroom Response Systems. Faculty members interested in learning more about how this technology might be used in their teaching at VCU can find comprehensive information in our CPS Resource Guide