Technology Support for Whole Class Engagement in Learning
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World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Jun 25, 2007 in Vancouver, Canada
This research explores how the use of student response systems (SRS) effects elementary and middle school students' engagement in and learning from classroom lessons. A pilot study, which compared third graders' engagement in lessons involving the use of no technology, a document camera, wireless writing pads, and a SRS, found significantly greater engagement when the SRS was used. Ongoing follow-up experimental studies with students in grades 3 through 8 comparing lessons given with and without the use of SRS technology similarly show significantly greater engagement when the SRS is used. Findings related to the effect of SRS on student learning, however, show no significant differences when the SRS technology was employed.
Swan, K., Kratcoski, A., Schenker, J., Miller, D. & van 't Hooft, M. (2007). Technology Support for Whole Class Engagement in Learning. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2007 (pp. 3310-3319). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved March 10, 2014 from http://www.editlib.org/p/25849.
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