INTERVENTIONS ON LEARNING, STIMULATED BY THE USE OF TEXT-BASED STUDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM

T.M. Thorseth, K.B. Dille, G.A. Stoica, M.S. Kahrs

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NORWAY)
This article introduces a way to establish interaction between students and a teacher in ways that can serve many purposes. Student response systems are often used to create engagement, interaction and variation in a lecture hall. With a text response interaction, the kind of questions, the way you ask questions and the kind of feedback you provide, can change significantly. When interventions based on theoretical models of learning, belief systems or motivation are performed, the idea is to influence students but at the same time do action studies in your own class. With the student response system, iLike, being developed at NTNU, text responses can be presented to the entire class and interacted on. In this article, we summarize ideas from experiences with at text response system that had been used in three intervention studies, discuss some advantages and challenges we are facing using the system.