Alfredo Paloyo - Real-Time Interactive Student Polling and Academic Performance
Melbourne Institute Seminar Series
Melbourne Institute Seminar Room
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Title: Real-Time Interactive Student Polling and Academic Performance
Abstract: Active learning and "flipped classrooms" have recently been emphasized in teaching and learning with the intent to improve the academic performance of students. However, very few scientific articles provide convincing evidence of the efficacy of such practices. We evaluate a specific pedagogical technique—real-time student polling—executed via a proprietary but popular software within the context of an introductory statistics subject at an Australian university. The randomized controlled trial produced preliminary evidence which suggests no marked improvement in the final grade or failure probability, although student participation increased in the form of better attendance.
Presenter: Alfredo Paloyo, University of Wollongong
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