Students` performance and perception linked to the use of group and audience response systems (GARS) in large classes
Nguyen, Linh, Fraunholz, Bardo, Salzman, Scott and Smith, Ross 2006, Students` performance and perception linked to the use of group and audience response systems (GARS) in large classes, in Proceedings of the 2006 CollECTeR Conference on eCommerce, University of South Australia, Adelaide, S.A..
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Proceedings of the 2006 CollECTeR Conference on eCommerce
Swatman, Paula Cooper, Joan
CollECTeR Conference on Electronic Commerce
University of South Australia
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This paper reports an investigation into the impact of Group and Audience Response Systems (GARS) on students’ learning outcomes, and perceptions of learning in large classes. Performance is compared between students who used the technology, and students who did not, based on progressive assignment and exam results. Perception is assessed based on an online survey questionnaire. The key findings of this study indicate that students who used the technology achieved, on average, 6.70% higher grades compared to those who did not. Further, use of the technology improved the overall achievement of students, on average, regardless of their perception of whether or not it would provide an academic advantage. Key findings and future use of the technology are discussed.
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