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ERIC Number: EJ903246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Examining the Effects of Digital Feedback on Student Engagement and Achievement
Xu, Yaoying
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v43 n3 p275-291 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of using Tablet PC to provide feedback on student engagement and achievement in hybrid special education courses. Student engagement was determined by the number of hits and postings in online discussions. Student achievements were compared through pre- and post-tests on course content areas, pre- and post-surveys on course goals and objectives as well as open-ended interview questions. Findings from the surveys on feedback types indicated that the majority of students preferred digital feedback using Tablet PC and face-to-face conversation compared with other forms of feedback. Student engagement level was significantly increased and 80% of their postings were related to the feedback on their assignments. This finding suggests that individualized feedback was related to student engagement behavior. The pre- and post-test scores of participating classes showed significant difference of student achievement in content area. There was no significant difference between the two classes in achievement. Pre- and post-surveys showed that there was a significant change of students' goals and objectives throughout the period of taking the course. The interview results from the participating students confirmed this change. (Contains 9 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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