Re-KAP: the Next ‘Click’ in Classroom Clicker Systems

ID: 43251 Type: Virtual Brief Paper
  1. Thanos Hatziapostolou, The University of Sheffield International Faculty - CITY College, Greece

Clicker systems are gaining widespread use in the classroom as they promote active learning methods. Despite their success and value as an instructional technology, existing clicker systems do not address adequately the issue of feedback for student responses provided through clickers. This paper discusses Re-KAP, a novel software based clicker system that provides both formative and summative feedback to students on their classroom performance. The feedback provided to students does not compromise their anonymity, a condition that is fundamental to successful operation of clickers. Re-KAP allows a student to identify strengths and weaknesses but also provides insights about overall class performance. A preliminary evaluation reveals that students appreciated the feedback they received through Re-KAP.

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