An Assessment of an Innovative Student Response System on Student Learning and Performance

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Proceedings of the ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Conference


Student response systems are often utilized in undergraduate classrooms to increase student engagement and assess student understanding of course concepts. Student response systems frequently require undergraduate students to purchase additional hardware or software. In this paper, an assessment of a free smart student response system on student learning and performance in an undergraduate heat transfer course was performed. Students were able to access the smart student response system in question via an internet browser or through an app on web enabled mobile devices. To assess student performance, students were given the opportunity to complete an optional online concept review via an online student response system in advance of classroom examinations. In a preliminary study, students who utilized the online response system were found to have improved their total examination grades by an average of 7.54% when compared with students who failed to take advantage of the optional online concept review.