Choosing an ARS: Using Research to Address the Complex Needs of Your Campus Community

Monday, February 13 | 2:15PM–3:00PM | Houston Ballroom Foyer
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
An audience response system (ARS)—also known as clickers—is frequently used on campuses today, where it can have several positive effects on student learning and engagement. However, the process of standardizing on an ARS or transitioning to a different one can be daunting. Iowa State University recently transitioned from an older hardware-based ARS to a new cloud-based system. We will engage the audience in a discussion of our experiences and demonstrate how research and data collection can inform a complex ARS adoption or transition process while focusing on the needs of disparate campus constituencies.

Outcomes: Identify challenges associated with adopting or transitioning to a new ARS *Define the necessary decision making process *Form the beginnings of an ARS transition plan or prepare to standardize on an ARS at your institution


  • Lesya Hassall

    Instructional Development Specialist, Iowa State University of Science and Technology