Gauging students' understanding through interactive lectures

Helen C. Purchase, Christopher Mitchell, Ladh Ounis

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Abstract

The Personal Response System (PRS) enables audience responses to multiple choice questions to be collected quickly, and for a summary of all the answers to be displayed to the whole group immediately, making it a useful tool for promoting classroom discussion. This paper describes its use as a means for assessing students' understanding of previously learned rnaterial, in the context of two consecutive database modules. The PRS was used in the areas of Entity-Relationship diagrams, Relational Algebra, and SQL, and proved to be useful in assessing students' current level of understanding.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
EditorsHoward Williams, Lachlan MacKinnon
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Pages234-243
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540223827
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventBritish National Conference on Databases 2004 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Jul 20049 Jul 2004
https://researchr.org/publication/bncod%3A2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3112
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceBritish National Conference on Databases 2004
Abbreviated titleBNCOD 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period7/07/049/07/04
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