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Using Student Response Systems to Increase Motivation, Learning, and Knowledge Retention

Using Student Response Systems to Increase Motivation, Learning, and Knowledge Retention
David J. Radosevich, Roger Salomon, Deirdre M. Radosevich, and Patricia Kahn

Student response system (SRS) technology is one of many tools available to help instructors create a rich and productive learning environment. David J. Radosevich, Roger Salomon, Deirdre M. Radosevich, and Patricia Kahn describe a study designed to measure the effect of an SRS on student interest and retention. Two sections of an undergraduate management class participated in this study. Section 1 served as a control group by participating in a typical class without SRS; section 2 used SRS throughout the semester to facilitate active learning. Results indicate that although the classes were comparable at the onset of the semester, those students who used the SRS as an integral part of the classroom reported greater interest in the class and higher expectations of success, performed better on a midterm exam, and more importantly, performed better on a knowledge-retention test administered at the end of the semester. Radosevich, Salomon, Radosevich, and Kahn argue that SRS technology can have beneficial outcomes for student performance and knowledge retention.

Link: http://innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=449

One Comment

  1. Latoya says:

    That’s an awesome idea! I’m wondering if there is the same thing for the online security industry… I will search now. Thanks for sharing anyway!

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