Enhancing Student Learning Experience by Implementing an Electronic Voting System: A Quasi-experimental Approach

ID: 50839 Type: Roundtable
  1. Pao-Nan Chou, National University of Tainan, Taiwan, Taiwan
  2. Wei-Fan Chen, Penn State University, United States

Monday, March 6 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Location: Creekside I View on map

Presider: Wei-Fan Chen, The Pennsylvania State University, United States

Abstract: This study investigated the effect of the electronic voting system on students' conceptual understanding of electrical engineering. The study adopted a quasi-experimental approach to fulfill the research question. A pre-test and post-test with two control groups was used as research design for collecting data. The research participants were 80 fourth graders at an elementary school in Taiwan. Prior to the experiment, students completed one criterion test (pre-test). In the Treatment Group, students received instructions on the electronic voting system. In Control Group 1, students received a traditional lecture with question discussions. In Control Group 2, students only passively received a traditional lecture without discussion. Upon the completion of the experiment, students took a criterion test (post-test). The findings indicated that the electronic voting system significantly supported students in learning engineering concepts compared with traditional lectures (F=5.78, p< .01).

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