Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Sedahlia Jasper Crase

Second Advisor

Corly Brooke

Third Advisor

Cathy Hockaday

Abstract

Research has shown that personal response systems, or clickers, are motivating and engaging for students in higher education. This phenomenological, qualitative study focuses on the exploration of the experiences of faculty and students using personal response systems in the college classroom. An understanding of instructor and student experiences with clickers is provided. In addition, the manner in which this sample of instructors is implementing clickers in their classrooms is compared to Bloom's taxonomy of cognitive domains. Instructors view the clicker as an evolving strategy that improves their teaching, increases student engagement and attendance, and makes classroom teaching more fun. Students, while showing some ambivalence in their feelings toward the use of clickers, cite benefits to classroom attendance, classroom participation, and academic learning provided by this technology being used in the classroom. Recommendations for instructor pedagogy relating to clickers and future research directions are provided.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16863

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Jennifer Ann Diers

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI3307077

OCLC Number

243465517

ISBN

9780549543268

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

106 pages

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