Title: The use of student response systems with learning analytics: a review of case studies (2008-2017)

Authors: Kam Cheong Li; Billy Tak-Ming Wong

Addresses: The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China ' The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Abstract: This paper reviews the case studies on the use of student response systems (SRSs) with learning analytics. A total of 26 case studies published between 2008 and 2017 were collected from Scopus and Google Scholar. The review covers the functions of the SRSs, the learning contexts for their use, the data collected and the use of analysis results, as well as their benefits and limitations. The findings showed an increasing use of SRSs with learning analytics in recent years, mainly in an in-class environment, for collecting students' responses to exercises, quizzes or polls. The SRS use has been shown to support tracking and maintain students' in-class engagement level, understand their learning experience and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching. However, there are also constraints on the learning activities and subject disciplines which are suitable for SRS use, which calls for further work to identify the underlying factors and promote the use of SRS in a broader range of learning analytics practices.

Keywords: student response system; classroom response system; audience response system; immediate response system; clicker; learning analytics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2020.103901

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2020 Vol.14 No.1, pp.63 - 79

Received: 11 Dec 2018
Accepted: 04 Mar 2019

Published online: 02 Dec 2019 *

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