Enhancing student engagement and self-evaluation using student response systems

Lucey, Siobhán and McElroy, Brendan and McInally, Lauren and Supple, Briony (2021) Enhancing student engagement and self-evaluation using student response systems. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 21 (12). pp. 84-93. (https://doi.org/10.33423/jhetp.v21i12.4702)

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Whilst previous studies are broadly in agreement on the effectiveness of student response systems (hereafter SRSs) in enhancing student engagement, there are gaps in the literature relating to study design and outcomes assessed. This study offers enhancements to study design. First, by collecting baseline data, engagement levels can be conditioned and changes in engagement attributable to the SRS detected. Second, it is one of the few studies that employs a comprehensive measure of student engagement. Third, analysis occurs at student level rather than class level. The study finds increased positive perceptions towards self-evaluation (both self and relative assessment) and ability to express opinion, in addition to strong student positivity towards the SRS.


Lucey, Siobhán, McElroy, Brendan, McInally, Lauren ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5065-000X and Supple, Briony;