Personal Response Systems



​​Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 

OK, we can't really make you a millionaire, but we can help you to make your lectures exciting and keep your students engaged!   Cardiff Met's Personal Response System (PRS) is an electronic voting system for educational use. Just like the famous game show, it enables you to ask your audience - or students - questions and receive instant feedback on their responses.

Some of the benefits of the PRS are:

  • students remain actively engaged during lectures, which can be reflected in their attainment
  • it allows you to measure knowledge retention and concept understanding
  • attendance rates often improve as a result of increased student motivation
  • discussion and peer learning/instruction are facilitated by PRS

The following research studies offer empirical evidence for the use of Personal Response Systems in Higher Education, including examples of how PRS has been used across other institutions; staff perspectives;​ and the impacts of such systems on learning and teaching. (please click the links to view the documents)

The news articles below detail cases in which PRS has been introduced into the classroom to engage students and support student learning (please click the links to view the articles)

    This book, Audience Response Systems in Higher Education: Applications and Cases, explores the history behind PRS technology, describes current theory and practice and indicates where technology may move in the future. Case studies are used to illustrate ways in which educators can use PRS to facilitate greater interaction in lectures, carry out formative and summative activities and improve/gauge student understanding.​