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Comput Inform Nurs. 2011 Jul;29(7):396-400. doi: 10.1097/NCN.0b013e3181fc405b.

Experiences of faculty and students using an audience response system in the classroom.

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Department of Nursing, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383, USA. cthomas@wcupa.edu

Abstract

The advent of innovative technologies, such as the audience response system, provides an opportunity to engage students and enhance learning. Based on their experiences, three nursing faculty evaluated the use of an audience response system in four distinct nursing courses through the use of informal survey results. When using the audience response system, the faculty experienced an increased perception of student attentiveness and engagement, high level of class attendance, and enhanced learning. Faculty feelings were mixed concerning the burden in adapting to increased classroom time and increased preparation time. Students' perception of the value of audience response system use was mostly positive, except when responses were included as part of the grade. The majority of the students indicated that use of the audience response system enhanced learning and was a helpful learning method when used with NCLEX-style questions. Overall, faculty believed that the benefits of student engagement and enhanced learning outweighed the burdens of incorporating this new technology in the classroom.

PMID:
21107241
DOI:
10.1097/NCN.0b013e3181fc405b
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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