ERIC Number: EJ786776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Teaching with Student Response Systems in Elementary and Secondary Education Settings: A Survey Study
Penuel, William R.; Boscardin, Christy Kim; Masyn, Katherine; Crawford, Valerie M.
Educational Technology Research and Development, v55 n4 p315-346 Aug 2007
This study examined how 498 elementary and secondary educators use student response systems in their instruction. The teachers all completed an online questionnaire designed to learn about their goals for using response systems, the instructional strategies they employ when using the system, and the perceived effects of response systems. Participants in the study tended to use similar instructional strategies when using the technology as have been reported in higher education. These include posing questions to check for student understanding and diagnose student difficulties, sharing a display of student responses for all to see, asking students to discuss or rethink answers, and using feedback from responses to adjust instruction. A latent class analysis of the data yielded four profiles of teacher use based on frequency of use and breadth of instructional strategies employed. Teachers who used the technology most frequently and who employed broadest array of strategies were more likely to have received professional development in instructional strategies and to perceive the technology as more effective with students.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Reaction, Feedback (Response), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Secondary School Teachers, Questionnaires, Use Studies, Protocol Analysis, Research and Development, Formative Evaluation
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