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ID : 319
Original submission :
Title : Nearpod to the rescue: Engendering Active learning in large classes
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

This paper reports on a study which explores the effectiveness of using the Nearpod Interactive software to enhance a Private University students’ learning experiences and satisfaction in large lecture classes. Nearpod allows instructors to create interactive presentations to provide synchronized learning experiences to students' mobile devices (BYOD), while allowing students to actively partake in activities like polls, quizzes, and interactions. Using a questionnaire and focus group interviews, students’ learning experiences and perceptions were elicited after undergoing a semester of classes with Nearpod Interactive presentation software. A convenient sample of 158 students from Science, Engineering & Education disciplines participated in the study. Survey data showed a moderate effect on the students’ learning experiences and perception. However, interviews data were predominantly positive, particularly in providing opportunities for active participation, interaction, sharing of opinions and peer checking of answers. Nearpod also provided opportunities for instructors to synchronously monitor, clarify, provide feedback, and incorporate interaction and discussion amongst the students. Thus, Nearpod is seen as a viable alternative for instructors to add value to their teaching and learning, while enhancing the learning experience and satisfaction of fees-paying students.

Keywords : Nearpod, Interactive learning, Active learning, large classes, Higher Education
Conference theme : Application of technology to the language classroom
Presentation times :
Main presenter : Dr. KeanWah Lee
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Affiliation : University of Nottingham Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
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Biography :

Kean Wah, Lee (PhD) works at the School of Education, University of Nottingham Malaysia as an Associate professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies. He obtained his PhD in Applied Linguistics from University of Lancaster (U.K.) more than a decade ago and has more than 30 years’ experience in teaching ESL at all levels of education. Kean Wah currently serves as the Vice-President of PacCALL  and sits in the editorial board of a number of local and international journals. His research interests are in the field of CALL, teacher professional development and English language teaching and learning. He can be reached at

Co-presenters : Co-presenter (2) : Dr. Anurita Selvarajoo (University of Nottingham Malalysia) Co-presenter (3) : Dr. Bavani Ramayah (University of Nottingham Malaysia)
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Date added : Friday, 8 March 2019, 1:38 PM [JST]
Date modified : Saturday, 27 July 2019, 7:22 PM [JST]
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Peer review :
Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 244-P
Schedule day : Aug 9th (Fri)
Schedule time : 14: 25 - 14: 50
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : B102
Schedule room seats : 40 seats
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