An investigation into the use of interactive technologies in teaching quantitative courses

Nooriafshar, Mehryar (2006) An investigation into the use of interactive technologies in teaching quantitative courses. In: 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Statistics, Mathematics and Related Fields, 16-18 Jan 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

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Abstract

This paper presents the findings of an investigation into the use of the latest interactive technologies for teaching in the classroom. Two leading technologies were adopted, used and tested by the author for teaching of two different quantitative courses in a Business undergraduate program at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Australia in 2005. These state-of-the-art systems included Classroom Performance System (CPS) by eInstruction (www.eInstruction.com) and TurningPoint by Turning Technologies (http://www.turningtechnologies.com). Both systems allow students to provide responses in an anonymous manner. Hence, students are protected from feeling uncomfortable or embarrassed about giving incorrect answers. As a result, student participation in discussions and class activities is further encouraged and all students become active members of the session. Survey results on students’ perceptions and their performance in the assessments have demonstrated the effectiveness of these interactive technologies in classroom teaching.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright.
Depositing User: Dr Mehryar Nooriafshar
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2010 12:51
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: interactive, clickers, classroom performance system, TurningPoint
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6685

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