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Nelson, Bryan T. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Formative assessment has long been used to gauge students' understanding of course material prior to taking an exam. With the advent of more advanced technology, only recently have instructors been able to combine formative assessment with a student response system to allow students to respond to questions in real time during class. Previous…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Statistics
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
Vondruska, Judy A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Over the past decade, peer instruction and the introduction of student response systems has provided a means of improving student engagement and achievement in large-lecture settings. While the nature of the student discourse occurring during peer instruction is less understood, existing studies have shown student ideas about the subject,…
Descriptors: Interaction, Peer Teaching, Introductory Courses, Physics
Amstelveen, Raoul H. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to design and implement a Classroom Response System, also known as a "clicker," to increase attendance in introductory statistics courses at an undergraduate university. Since 2010, non-attendance had been prevalent in introductory statistics courses. Moreover, non-attendance created undesirable classrooms…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Attendance, Introductory Courses, Statistics
Wright, Dawn Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of a personal response system (PRS) in conjunction with a form of cooperative learning in an introductory, undergraduate psychology class to determine if the combination produced a beneficial impact on student academic achievement. Student attitudes toward use of a PRS with cooperative learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods