NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1079630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0935
Clicking in the Community College Classroom: Assessing the Effectiveness of Clickers on Student Learning in a General Psychology Course
Symister, Petra; VanOra, Jason; Griffin, Kenneth W.; Troy, David
Community College Enterprise, v20 n2 p10-24 Fall 2014
The present study examined the efficacy of clickers in a community college classroom. Specifically we sought to compare the effects of clicker technology on perceived knowledge and exam scores with the effectiveness of essays and pop quizzes. One hundred students completed surveys measuring presemester motivation to take psychology and baseline psychology knowledge. Regression analyses found that after controlling for motivation and baseline knowledge, students in the essay and pop quiz conditions reported greater perceived comprehension of the material as compared with the students in the clicker condition for two of the three exams. Additionally, students who wrote essays and took pop quizzes on the course material subsequently scored higher on the cumulative exam than did students in the clicker class, although there were no differences across conditions on Exam 1 and Exam 2 scores. Similarly, there were no significant differences across conditions on any of the exam scores when extra credit was factored into the grades. Implications for future research are discussed.
Schoolcraft College. Community College Enterprise, 19600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152. Fax: 734-462-4679; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A