SAS Computing now offers Audience Response Systems, which we call “Clickers”, for use in classes.
Students use small handsets (pictured to the left) to vote on multiple-choice surveys or quizzes that are projected on the screen by the classroom computer or the instructor's laptop. Software on the computer collects the responses and displays a histogram of the results when voting has finished. The instructor can choose to indicate which was the correct answer, or can withhold this information to promote discussion. All of this is easily set up by the instructor using free software from TurningPoint.
Engaging Students Through Technology is a new blog that's available to faculty and others at Penn. The name of the blog clearly reflects its purpose - we want to help promote ways in which technology can get students more involved in their education.
In response to the increasing number of
SPAM messages being sent to SAS faculty and staff email addresses
everyday, SAS Computing has implemented a new, state-of-the-art
SPAM-filtering system on the facstaff.sas email server, SAS Spam