Active learning is a model of instruction that encourages learners to take ownership of their learning. Students engage in higher level cognitive skills such as analysis, application, evaluation, and creation.

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Clickers - Student Response Systems
Student Response Systems, also referred to as "Clickers," allow students to enter responses using a small wireless device that records responses through software and a radio frequency receiver to the instructor station in a classroom.