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Title: Saudi undergraduate students' perceptions of the use of smartphone clicker apps on learning performance
Contributor(s): Aljaloud, Abdulaziz (author); Gromik, Nicolas  (author)orcid ; Kwan, Paul  (author); Billingsley, William  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2019
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.14742/ajet.3340Open Access Link
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Abstract: This study aimed to investigate how the use of a smartphone clicker app by a group of 390 Saudi Arabian male undergraduate students would impact their learning performance while participating in a computer science class. The smartphone clicker app was used by the students during peer group discussions and to respond to teacher questions. A conceptual framework identified teacher-student and student-student interactions, collaborative learning, and student engagement as three primary practices that could improve student performance when a smartphone clicker app was used. The relationships between these factors were tested empirically by participant completion of a self-administered online survey. This study found the use of a smartphone clicker app promoted increased teacher-student and student-student interactivity, leading to active collaboration learning by students and improved learning performance. No positive relationship was found between the smartphone clicker app use and increased student engagement. These results demonstrated the role of the smartphone clicker app in enhancing the learning experience of the Saudi undergraduate students included in this study, but not the overall student engagement. Further research into how use of a smartphone clicker app in classroom settings might promote student engagement to improve the overall learning performance is needed.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 35(1), p. 85-99
Publisher: A S C I L I T E
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1449-5554
Field of Research (FOR): 080502 Mobile Technologies
130306 Educational Technology and Computing
130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
890201 Application Software Packages (excl. Computer Games)
970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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