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ERIC Number: EJ1075558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-380X
The Effects of an Electronic Audience Response System on Athletic Training Student Knowledge and Interactivity
Tivener, Kristin Ann; Hetzler, Tona
Athletic Training Education Journal, v10 n3 p212-218 Jul-Sep 2015
Context: Electronic audience response systems (ARSs) are a technological teaching tool currently being used with widespread success within various disciplines of higher education. Researcher support for its application in athletic training education remains sparse, however. Objective: The aim of this study was to examine whether use of an ARS in a basic athletic training course improved student knowledge acquisition and interactivity. Design: Preintervention and postintervention surveys. Setting: Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education--accredited athletic training program. Patients or Other Participants: Sixty-nine undergraduate students enrolled in one of 2 sections of an introductory athletic training course. Main Outcome Measure(s): A mixed-measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) was conducted to look for differences in knowledge acquisition based upon group membership (control versus experimental) and the effect of instruction. Results: An interaction was discovered for the effect of instruction and use of the ARS (F[subscript 1,59] = 5.89, P = 0.018, ?[superscript 2][subscript p] = 0.091), indicating that the acquisition of knowledge in the experimental group (7.97 ± 1.49) was greater than for the control group (7.24 ± 1.75). A mixed-measure ANOVA found differences in classroom interactivity based upon group membership. There was a main effect for interactivity (F[subscript 1,59] = 5.40, P = 0.024, ? [superscript 2][subscript p] = 0.084), indicating that interactive participation increased among students from 7.16 ± 1.23 on the pretest to 7.56 ± 1.08 on the posttest; however, there was no interaction between interactivity and group membership, indicating that both the control and experimental groups increased interactivity at the same rate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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