Volume 48 - Number 3 - 2007 | DOI: 10.5032/jae.2007.03067

 

Abstract:

The purpose of this research was to determine whether using an audience response system improves student achievement.  Audience response systems are computer-based tools for use in classrooms for the purpose of providing feedback to students on questions asked during instruction. This study used a quasi-experimental design to determine if students receiving feedback through an audience response system had higher achievement scores than those who receive feedback through non-technology based methods. The experiment included students from three high school agriscience classes. Teachers integrated the audience response system into the classroom and students' tests scores were examined comparing the technology-based feedback methods with the verbal and written response-contingent feedback methods. The results of the study showed a significant increase in student achievement when integrating an audience response system.  The study concludes that audience response systems are a promising, developing technology for improving student achievement and positively impacting the classroom environment.

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