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Authors: Robert Collier 1 and Jalal Kawash 2

Affiliations: 1 Carleton University, Canada ; 2 University of Calgary, Canada

ISBN: 978-989-758-239-4

Keyword(s): Classroom Response System, Content Retention, Student Engagement, Computer Literacy.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Classroom Management ; Computer-Supported Education ; Information Technologies Supporting Learning ; Learning/Teaching Methodologies and Assessment

Abstract: The most typical uses of a classroom response system are to improve student engagement and to provide opportunities for immediate feedback. For our introductory course in computer science we sought to investigate whether the content and format typically associated with a classroom response system could be adapted from a feedback tool into an approach for improving content retention. We devised an experiment wherein different sections would be presented with complementary sets of questions presented either immediately after the corresponding material (i.e., for feedback) or at the beginning of the following lecture, with the express purpose of reminding and reinforcing material (i.e., to improve content retention). In every case, the participants that encountered an item in the following lecture exhibited relatively better performance on the corresponding items of the final exam. Thus our evidence supports the hypothesis that, with no significant additional investment of preparation or lecture time (beyond that associated with all classroom response systems), questions can be presented in such a way as to engage students while simultaneously improving content retention. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Collier R. and Kawash J. (2017). Improving Student Content Retention using a Classroom Response System.In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-239-4, pages 17-24. DOI: 10.5220/0006218100170024

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