2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2006)
Jan. 4, 2006 to Jan. 7, 2006
Paul Benjamin Lowry , Brigham Young University
Randy Guthrie , California State Polytechnic University at Pomona
Nicholas C. Romano, Jr. , Oklahoma State University
Audience Response Systems (ARS) are a technologies that show promise in helping large groups or classrooms be more effective. We explore the phenomenon of large-group process interactivity in interpersonal computer-mediated communication in the specific case of large classrooms. We develop a general theoretical model of interactive media and then extend it to ARS and develop testable hypotheses regarding how interactivity affects, efficiency, communication quality, status effects and both process and outcome satisfaction in large classrooms. We then present the method and results of a theory-driven quasi-experiment comparing a classroom using ARS to a traditional classroom across two academic quarters. The results reveal that ARS when applied to a large classroom has several advantages over a traditional lecture format of instruction.
Paul Benjamin Lowry, Randy Guthrie, Nicholas C. Romano, Jr., "Explaining and Predicting Outcomes of Large Classrooms Using Audience Response Systems", 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, vol. 01, no. , pp. 4c, 2006, doi:10.1109/HICSS.2006.173