Enriching Feedback in Audience Response Systems: Analysis and Implications of Objective and Subjective Metrics on Students’ Performance and Attitudes

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  • Pantelis M. Papadopoulos
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  • Antonios Natsis
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  • Nikolaus Obwegeser
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  • Armin Weinberger, Saarland University, Germany
The aim of the present study (n = 113) was to examine how (objective and subjective) information on peers’ preparation, confidence, and past performance can support students in answering correctly in audience response systems (ARS; aka clickers). The result analysis shows that in the “challenging” questions, in which answers diverged, students who received additional information about peers’ self-reported preparation and/or confidence outperformed students who were only given the objective percentage with or without past performance feedback. In addition, students expressed a positive attitude towards the activity, commenting its usefulness in better understanding course material and identifying misconceptions.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Learning
Pages (from-to)305-316
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Research areas

  • audience response system, clickers, confidence, feedback, formative assessment, preparation

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