Promoting Active Learning and Student Engagement Using the Socrative Teaching App: Case Study and Analysis

9 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2020 Last revised: 27 Jan 2021

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Victoria Clout

School of Accounting, Auditing & Taxation, UNSW Business School, UNSW Australia; Hanken Centre for Corporate Governance

Mark Humphery-Jenner

University of New South Wales (UNSW); UNSW Business School; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Date Written: June 24, 2020

Abstract

Active learning has become an increasingly important aspect of education. This is especially important, but ever more challenging, as technology has proliferated, and education has moved online. We discuss one tool to facilitate active learning and student participation: Socrative. Socrative enables educators to set in class quizzes, run polls, and ask for student input. If desired, these can factor into course assessments. This provides educators with real time feedback on student outcomes while keeping students engaged. We also discuss drawbacks and mitigation strategies in relation to students becoming disengaged and distracted, and/or students facing technological barriers.

Keywords: edtech, online learning, education

JEL Classification: A22, A23

Suggested Citation

Clout, Victoria and Humphery-Jenner, Mark and Humphery-Jenner, Mark, Promoting Active Learning and Student Engagement Using the Socrative Teaching App: Case Study and Analysis (June 24, 2020). UNSW Business School Research Paper Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3641990 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3641990

Victoria Clout

School of Accounting, Auditing & Taxation, UNSW Business School, UNSW Australia ( email )

Sydney, NSW, NSW 2052
Australia
+6193856957 (Phone)

Hanken Centre for Corporate Governance ( email )

Hanken School of Economics
Helsinki
Finland

Mark Humphery-Jenner (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) ( email )

Kensington
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Financial Research Network (FIRN)

C/- University of Queensland Business School
St Lucia, 4071 Brisbane
Queensland
Australia

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