Featured Presentation: Student experiences of in-class quiz questions

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Dan SmilekTitle: Student experiences of in-class quiz questions: The roles of feedback and question duration

Presenter: Dan Smilek, Psychology

Date: Friday, November 18, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM 

Location: PAS 4032

In-class quiz questions are thought to improve learning of class material. In my talk, I will describe our recent LITE Grant study exploring students’ experiences of in-class quiz questions.  In our study we investigated two issues. First, we examined students’ preferences for various presentation durations of quiz questions, focusing primarily on fixed vs. variable response durations (wherein the time provided to answer a question was adjusted by the anticipated difficulty of the question).  Second, we examined students’ preferences for various types of feedback following the presentation of the quiz questions, namely providing (1) no feedback (baseline), (2) the correct answer only, or (3) instructional feedback (correct answer plus a re-presentation of lecture material).  In addition to describing the results of this study, I will also discuss our long-term goal of designing an electronic platform to conduct paperless multiple choice midterm tests in the classroom using iClicker technology.

This talk is part of the LITE Grant Speaker Series