June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Computers in Education
22.1481.1 - 22.1481.10
Lecture Engagement: The Mobile Participation System – Not Just Another ClickerAbstractStudent response systems (SRS), a subset of audience response systems (ARS), are becomingcommon in institutions of higher education as a means to encourage student engagement,especially in large lectures. Research has shown that such engagement increases the interest andsubsequent learning of the material by students. To manage this interaction logistically, studentsuse specialized, handheld electronic devices, similar to remote controls, to interact with theinstructor.The Mobile Participation System (MPS) is a response system that reinvents student-instructorinteraction. Through a web-based interface, a mobile-phone application or a short messageservice (SMS) gateway, students can respond to questions posed during lecture withcellular/mobile phone devices. The main advantages of the MPS system are: 1) it allowsinstructors to interact with students during lecture, 2) it allows students to use devices that theyalready own, and 3) it allows students to respond to not just multiple-choice, but also open-endedquestions.The goal of MPS is to both serve as an effective SRS, while also providing a means to analyzeSRS use in higher education. The first phase of development studies student perception on theuse of the MPS in the classroom. This data is presented in our paper, in addition to the structureof the Mobile Participation System. The paper also includes a data analysis on MPSeffectiveness, as well as several case study applications.
Lapp, M., & Ringenberg, J., & Summers, K. J., & Chivukula, A. S., & Fleszar, J. (2011, June), The Mobile Participation System: Not Just Another Clicker Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18437
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