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ERIC Number: EJ895944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
Examining the Use of Audience Response Systems in Secondary School Classrooms: A Formative Analysis
Kay, Robin; LeSage, Ann; Knaack, Liesel
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v21 n3 p343-365 Jul 2010
To date, extensive research has been done on the use of Audience Response Systems (ARSs) in colleges and universities, but not in secondary school schools. The purpose of this study was to conduct a detailed formative analysis on the benefits, challenges, and use of ARSs from the perspective of 659 secondary school students. Key benefits reported were increased levels of engagement and motivation, the effective use of formative assessment, and a better quality learning environment. Key challenges included a perceived decreased in learning performance when an ARS was used for summative assessment, technological malfunctions, resistance to using a new method of learning, and increased stress due to perceived time constraints. Finally, students consistently rated the use of an ARS significantly higher when it was used for formative as opposed to summative assessment. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada