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Moore, Michael Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Vision and Change states that one of the major changes in the way we design biology courses should be a switch in approach from teacher-centered learning to student-centered learning and identifies active learning as a recommended methods. Studies show performance benefits for students taking courses that use active learning. What is unknown is…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Learning Motivation, Active Learning, Biology
Bear, Teresa J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This quantitative action science research study utilized a causal-comparative experimental research design in order to determine if the use of student response systems (clickers), as an active learning strategy in a community college course, improved student performance in the course. Students in the experimental group (n = 26) used clickers to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Audience Response Systems, Active Learning, Academic Achievement
Kokensparger, Brian Jay – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study explored relationships between writing sample features and LMS usage patterns for 366 college students who enrolled in Theology courses, junior-level courses cross-listed with theology courses, or Senior Perspective Program courses in the fall semester of 2012. These hybrid courses were managed inside the Canvas(TM) learning management…
Descriptors: College Students, Theological Education, Blended Learning, Writing (Composition)
Kiefer, Julie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The current study sought to extend knowledge on effectiveness of Electronic Response Systems (ERS) or "clickers" in a college classroom by comparing student assessment performance between two sections ( n = 41 & 42) of a Biblical Studies course in a small evangelical university. Student characteristics were virtually identical in the…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Audience Response Systems, College Students
Shariff, Sya Azmeela Binti – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Promoting active learning among students may result in greater learning and more positive attitudes in university-level large lecture classes. One way of promoting active learning in large lecture classes is via the use of a think-pair-share instructional strategy, which combines student participation in class discussions via clicker technology…
Descriptors: Incentives, Student Attitudes, Lecture Method, Instructional Design
Morgan, Sheila – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Clickers have been used in schools for nearly a decade. However, there is limited research examining clicker influence on student achievement. Using the Mollborn and Hoekstra (2010) Clicker Model as its theoretical framework, this study investigated the influence of clicker use on higher education science classrooms. The research was conducted in…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, College Science, Science Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness