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ERIC Number: EJ870713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Personal Response System in the Classroom
Shaffer, Dennis M.; Collura, Michael J.
Teaching of Psychology, v36 n4 p273-277 2009
We evaluated the effectiveness of the use of an electronic personal response system (or "clickers") during an introductory psychology lecture on perceptual constancy. We graphed and projected student responses to questions during the lecture onto a large-screen display in Microsoft PowerPoint. The distributions of answers corresponded well to results found in the literature. Students rated the lecture as more interactive, interesting, and entertaining. Students in the clicker lecture also performed significantly better on exam questions concerning the lecture compared to another group of students who did not use the clickers. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio