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ERIC Number: EJ888844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
The Personal Response System as a Teaching Aid
Barrett, M. Scott; Bornsen, Susan E.; Erickson, Sheri L.; Markey, Vern; Spiering, Kerri
Communication Teacher, v19 n3 p89-92 Jul 2005
Although large class sizes are nothing new, they are becoming more widespread, even though many studies show affective, cognitive, and behavioral learning decreases as the physical distance between students and instructor increases; moreover, immediacy, defined as the directness of interaction between people, is also often diminished as class size increases and the distance between students and instructors grows. Many institutions are introducing the Personal Response System (PRS) to increase interaction between student and instructor. The PRS is a technological tool that provides immediate feedback between teacher and students by allowing students to project responses on an overhead screen with the use of a remote device. This paper presents the results of a study that indicated increased interaction and student satisfaction by using the PRS and also provides useful suggestions for effectively integrating the PRS into the classroom. Costs and other considerations of getting started are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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