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J Nurs Educ. 2006 Nov;45(11):469-73. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20061101-08.

Using audience response technology for pretest reviews in an undergraduate nursing course.

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Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY 40536-0298, USA. pam.stein@uky.edu

Abstract

Implementing strategies to promote classroom interaction has been shown to enhance learning. In this study, we used an audience response system (ARS), an emerging technology, to actively engage students in examination reviews in an undergraduate nursing anatomy and physiology course. The reviews, set up as a pre-test of 25 questions in a format similar to that of the game Jeopardy!, were used before six of the eight examinations. Average scores of the class on examinations preceded by the interactive ARS review were compared with those on examinations preceded by the more traditional, lecture-style review; no significant improvement due to ARS use was found. However, results from a student satisfaction survey about ARS use demonstrated positive attitudes and perceived benefit from this interactive technology.

PMID:
17120866
DOI:
10.3928/01484834-20061101-08
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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