Ask the audience! Using a Personal Response System to enhance information literacy and induction sessions at Kingston University

Sara Burnett, Simon Collins
2007, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. pp. 1 - 3


The paper focuses on the use of a Personal Response System (PRS) as a tool for engaging students during initial library induction sessions. The Personal Response system is an interactive tool that is appropriate for a wide range of learning and teaching activities. The PRS works by each student (or group of students) responding to questions or statements using a handset. A virtual library tour created by Kingston University library staff was developed interspersed with the use of the PRS. The paper explores the background to the development of this virtual tour and the use of the PRS in information literacy sessions prior to the introduction in the library induction sessions. It reflects on the advantages of using this technology and the benefits for both staff and students.


Information Literacy; Personal Response System; Marketing; Induction Sessions; Undergraduate students

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