Contributed Paper C303
Use of quizzes in large statistical lectures
AuthorsElinor Jones (UK)
Matina Rassias (UK)
Simon Harden (UK)
Niloufar Abourashchi (UK)
PresenterNiloufar Abourashchi (United Kingdom)
One of the challenges of teaching large classes is effective engagement with students, both to keep students’ attention and to monitor their understanding. A simple tool which allows monitoring of understanding and serves as a way of engaging students is to use short multiple-choice quizzes during a lecture. We use a questionnaire to compare student reaction to online quiz platforms, one which allows students to compete anonymously and another personal response system which does not have a competitive element. Analysing the results, there is a difference in student preference for the two types of quiz, influenced by academic background and gender preference. Interestingly, students believed the performed better when using the uncompetitive quiz platform.