Sunday, 3 July 2011

Clickers and how different types of students respond to them and the impacts that makes

The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of technology proficiency and
clicker use on students’ perceptions of clickers, engagement and class grade point average.
Four hundred five students completed a questionnaire that measured Student Technology
Proficiency (STP; Garcia and Zapf, in press), and participated in the validation of two new
dependent measures: perception of clickers and student engagement. Class GPA was
collected after the semester ended. A 2x2 MANOVA experiment was conducted and yielded
no differences between students enrolled in a clicker class versus not, but there were
several findings between STP groups. Students high in STP had a favorable view of clickers
compared to students low in STP, but students low in STP had higher engagement and
earned higher grades than students high in STP. We speculate that clickers continue to fill
a pedagogical niche, but only in conjunction with effective teaching practices. Implications
for teaching and learning are discussed.

The Influence of Tech-Savvyness and Clicker Use on Student Learning
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Vol. 5, No. 1 (January 2011)

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