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ERIC Number: EJ1165973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1436-4522
Is Group Polling Better? An Investigation of the Effect of Individual and Group Polling Strategies on Students' Academic Performance, Anxiety, and Attention
Sun, Jerry Chih-Yuan; Chen, Ariel Yu-Zhen; Yeh, Katherine Pin-Chen; Cheng, Yu-Ting; Lin, Yu-Yan
Educational Technology & Society, v21 n1 p12-24 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of polling technologies (clickers or tablets) integrated with strategies (individual or group) on students' academic performance, anxiety, and attention. The participants were 34 students enrolled in an educational research methodology course. The anxiety scale, pre- and in-class quizzes, brainwaves of attention levels, open-ended questionnaires, and a 20-minute structured interview were used in this study. During the experiment period of three weeks, the instructor conducted three types of polling activities. The results showed that the instant polling strategy helped promote learning performance, and if a team was given an opportunity to discuss a topic after it was announced, this would help reduce students' feelings of anxiety and increase their attention levels. This study suggests that classroom activities can be designed to incorporate team polling for increased participation.
International Forum of Educational Technology & Society. Available from: National Sun Yat-sen University. Department of Information Management, 70, Lien-Hai Rd, Kaohsiung, 80424, Taiwan. Web site: http://www.ifets.info
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire