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ID : 460
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Title : Integrating Technology into a Large Class: Use of Socrative in University Lectures
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

Smartphones have become so popular that mobile learning has been adopted by a large number of schools and universities throughout the world. Although mobile applications for content learning purposes are available, many mobile applications are mainly used for out-of-class learning activities or individual learning. The key to the effective use of smartphones is their use embedded in classroom practice. The present study thus investigated the student perspectives based on their in-class experience on using a mobile Learner Response System (LRS), Socrative. 82 university students who enrolled in the American Culture course participated in the study. The research questions are: 1) Does the use of a mobile LRS in blended learning affect students’ interaction in the classroom? 2) What are student’s perspectives on using a mobile LRS, Socrative, in big classrooms regarding activities and features? 3) What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a mobile LRS in university lectures? Both qualitative and quantitative methods, specifically, a questionnaire and interviews were used to collect data. The survey was conducted at the end of semester regarding student perspectives of using Socrative to review the class materials and develop team-based discussions. In order to triangulate data, focus group interviews were performed. The main findings are as follows. First, students’ perspectives on Socrative were positive across the board. They found the use of Socrative to be positive, particularly for ‘Shared Individual Opinion’, ‘Increased Participation’, and ‘Interacting with Teacher’. Second, students preferred to use Socrative to check comprehension and to submit responses for group discussions. Third, students considered instant interaction and hidden identity to be the strengths. However, having to use cellular data and lack of WiFi signal strength and WiFi range were considered weaknesses in using a mobile LRS in big classrooms. Based on the findings, recommendations for classroom use and further studies are provided.

Keywords : Mobile Technology, Student Response System, Socrative, Large Classes, Student Engagement
Conference theme : E-learning, collaborative learning and blended learning
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Main presenter : Prof. Myung Jeong Ha
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Affiliation : Sangmyung University (Cheonan, Korea, Republic Of)
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Biography :

Myung-Jeong Ha is an Associate Professor at the English Studies of Humanities and Area Studies, Sangmyung University, Korea. She graduated with a PhD in Foreign Language Education from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. Currently she works as a head of English studies at Sangmyung University. She has been on the editorial board of CALL E-J online. Her areas of interest are Language Socialization, Learner Autonomy, Second Language Writing, and Computer-Enhanced Language Learning.

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Date added : Sunday, 31 March 2019, 7:48 PM [JST]
Date modified : Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 10:38 AM [JST]
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 262-P
Schedule day : Aug 9th (Fri)
Schedule time : 16: 55 - 17: 20
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : C301
Schedule room seats : 80 seats
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