Share Paper: Response Justifications as Feedback in Clicker Activities: A Case Study on Student Performance and Calibration

  1. Pantelis Papadopoulos, Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media, Aarhus University, Denmark
  2. Antonis Natsis, Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media, Aarhus University, Denmark
  3. Nikolaus Obwegeser, Department of Management, Aarhus University, Denmark
Wednesday, June 27 12:20-12:40 PM De Dam 1

Abstract: The study examines the potential of short justifications in clicker activities. A total of 138 students answered individually eight multiple-choice questions in a clicker tool and provided short justifications for their responses, denoting also their confidence that their responses were correct. Next, students received classroom feedback and revised their initial answers and their level of confidence. Results showed that all students increased their performance during the revision phase. However, the group (n = 70) that received as feedback the percentage of students under each question choice along with the respective justifications increased its confidence significantly. Moreover, in this group, students’ ...