Proposal Abstract

This presentation will model the impact of using a personal response system (PRS) on student perceptions about learning. Using PRS allows instructors to conduct class polls, discussions, and quizzes to immediately generate a clear picture of students' understanding of course content. A considerable body of research has shown that using this technology has resulted in positive effects on lecture attendance, student attitude and motivation, and learning performance. However, little is known about how student perceptions might differ based on gender, academic standing, preferred learning style, and number of PRS classes taken. The data used to drive discussion during this presentation come from an IRB approved survey completed by 426 students in large introductory STEM courses. During the session, results and comments from the survey will be presented with an eye towards improving learning. Additionally, PRS will be used to collect audience responses and promote discussion about utilizing PRS.

Location

Room 1908

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 13th, 2:00 PM Mar 13th, 2:45 PM

Investigation of Student Perceptions about Learning in Large Courses Utilizing PRS

Room 1908

This presentation will model the impact of using a personal response system (PRS) on student perceptions about learning. Using PRS allows instructors to conduct class polls, discussions, and quizzes to immediately generate a clear picture of students' understanding of course content. A considerable body of research has shown that using this technology has resulted in positive effects on lecture attendance, student attitude and motivation, and learning performance. However, little is known about how student perceptions might differ based on gender, academic standing, preferred learning style, and number of PRS classes taken. The data used to drive discussion during this presentation come from an IRB approved survey completed by 426 students in large introductory STEM courses. During the session, results and comments from the survey will be presented with an eye towards improving learning. Additionally, PRS will be used to collect audience responses and promote discussion about utilizing PRS.