ERIC Number: EJ1083428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Using LectureTools to Enhance Student-Instructor Relations and Student Engagement in the Large Class
Shaw, Jerie; Kominko, Sofiya; Terrion, Jenepher Lennox
Research in Learning Technology, v23 2015
Positive student-instructor relationships are important for student engagement, motivation, retention and achievement. Yet, as class sizes grow, these relationships can be increasingly difficult to develop. This study explores LectureTools--a web-based student response and learning platform that facilitates communication between instructors and students--as a possible solution to this issue by analysing survey data collected from students in a second-year communication class at a large Canadian university. This study builds on previous evidence that using LectureTools results in an increase in student engagement, attentiveness and level of learning, while expanding on this work to include the concept of student instructor relationships. Ultimately, the functionality of LectureTools was found to facilitate the development of student-instructor relationships in the large class while also enhancing student engagement.
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teacher Student Relationship, Communications, Lecture Method, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Laptop Computers, Large Group Instruction, Questionnaires, Computer Software, Instructional Effectiveness, Correlation, Undergraduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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