Title: Enhancing student engagement and immediate feedback with clickers and response cards

Authors: Mohan Rao

Addresses: College of Business, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5808, USA

Abstract: Engaging students with immediate feedback demonstrates improvement in student learning and success. There are both high-tech and low-tech strategies to enhance student engagement and learning. The study focuses on the effectiveness of clickers and response cards. The effectiveness of clickers in the classroom is done by implementing the device in operations management (OM) classes. Clickers are very effective with the exception of a few drawbacks. Response cards are limited in capabilities but are effective for immediate feedback and student engagement. Since the use of response cards in higher education is almost non-existent, this study fills the gap and proposes more studies.

Keywords: audience response systems; classroom response systems; clickers; feedback; immediate feedback; operations management; polling instruments; response cards; student engagement; student response systems; innovation; learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2018.092924

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2018 Vol.24 No.1, pp.81 - 97

Received: 26 Jan 2017
Accepted: 16 Jun 2017

Published online: 10 May 2018 *

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