The use of audience response systems technology to facilitate the classroom learning environment
Chan, E.S K. (2009). The use of audience response systems technology to facilitate the classroom learning environment. In R. Kwan, F.L. Wang (Eds.), Hybrid Learning: The New Frontier. 2nd International Conference on Hybrid Learning - ICHL 2009 Selected Papers (pp. 116-125). Hong Kong, China : City University of Hong Kong.
The development of information and communication technologies (ICT) has given universities an opportunity to improve their education services by implementing interactive learning technologies into the classroom. These technologies may facilitate more interaction between teachers and the learners hence enhancing the effectiveness of the learning outcomes in class. This study aims to identify the value of utilising an ICT technology — the Audience Response Systems (ARS) technology - clickers — in the classroom. In this study I have attempted to investigate how this technology can facilitate student learning. First year business students at Australian Catholic University (ACU National), Melbourne campus taking Accounting and Law units were selected for this study. The survey results reported in this paper represents the first step in a longitudinal study how to improve this technology for enhancing students learning in future.
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