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Sandstrom, Gillian M.; Rawn, Catherine D. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
When students chatter in class it can be disruptive, but could that chatter also have some redeeming qualities? We asked students to keep track of their social interactions in a particular class. On days when students had more social interactions than usual, they reported a greater sense of belonging, which was, in turn, related to greater class…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Interaction, Interpersonal Communication, Student Attitudes
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Fortner-Wood, Cheryl; Armistead, Leigh; Marchand, Anna; Morris, F. Benjamin – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
Student response systems (SRSs) are reported to increase student interest, interaction, and engagement and result in "deeper" learning. However, the effects on learning are still suspect. Here, outcomes were compared for students in SRS and traditional sections of 200-level and 500-level psychology courses. Results showed SRS students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Handheld Devices, Responses