SOURCE: iclicker

March 17, 2010 07:00 ET

iclicker Launches webclicker, Fully Accessible Browser-Based Student Response System

webclicker Increases Engagement and Advances Learning for All Students

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 17, 2010) -  In an effort to make its student response system universally available to all students, iclicker has created webclicker, a fully accessible, browser-based response system. webclicker enables collaborative learning on any device with a standard web browser, allowing students to vote using laptops, PDAs and cell phones. 

webclicker combines the simplicity of iclicker's handheld remote with the flexibility of laptops and devices like the iPhone and iTouch. webclicker is extremely easy to use, integrates seamlessly with iclicker, and gives students the flexibility they desire when choosing a response device without changing the instructor experience. 

Built according to universal design, webclicker offers screen reader applications and the ability for the instructor to pre-load questions, thus helping those with visual or auditory impairments.

"Making webclicker available to students who have multiple disabilities, whether it is a visual impairment or a physical impairment, has opened up a lot of possibilities," said Carlos Taylor, Adaptive Computer Technology Specialist, Ball State University. "Because students with these impairments can interact with the computer by using any number of software or hardware devices, having the web interface of webclicker, along with the accessibility measures put in place when it was being built, allows them to participate in the class alongside the other students. If they can use the computer, they can use webclicker."

"When you think of people with disabilities first, you tend to make products better for the whole population," said Renee Altier, general manager at iclicker. "From the initial design of the large buttons on the handheld remote to our vibrating clickers, we are committed to making our products accessible for everyone."

About iclicker:
iclicker is one of the most widely used classroom response systems in higher education, adopted at more than 900 educational institutions in North America and used by over 1 million students. Through our relationship with Educational Resources, we have a growing number of customers in K-12 and also serve customers in corporate environments. Invented in 2003 by four University of Illinois professors, iclicker's current design was made available for adoption in 2006 and continues to be recognized for its superior reliability, intuitive software, and focus on formative assessment and pedagogy. Together with a team of faculty advisors and reviewers, inventors Tim Stelzer and Mats Selen continue to play lead roles in product development -- with a focus on ease-of-use and pedagogical research. iclicker is a division of Macmillan, a global publishing company with a long history in education. For more information, visit

About Macmillan:

Macmillan is a global publisher of books, magazines, textbooks, scientific information, and digital content and services. In the US, the group includes Farrar, Straus & Giroux; Henry Holt; St. Martin's Press; Tor Books; Picador; Macmillan Audio; Bedford St. Martin's; W.H. Freeman; Worth Publishers; iclicker; and Scientific American Magazine. Macmillan is a subsidiary of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, GMbH, a global media company based in Stuttgart, Germany. For more information, visit

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