Research trends in student response systems: A literature review

Abdulaziz Aljaloud, Nicolas Gromik, William Billingsley, Paul Kwan

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In recent years, the use of student response systems (SRS, also known as clickers) in the classroom setting has increased considerably, and researchers have developed a growing interest in their effect on learning and student engagement. This review analyses trends in SRS research by providing a brief history of SRS technology and usage as well as a detailed review of research in this field. In addition, this review focuses on the pedagogical implications of SRSs for education and analyses common criticisms of this emerging educational technology. Finally, research identifying common trends in SRS development is compiled and areas for future research are identified. The outcome of this leads to an understanding of best practices for this technology in a university setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-325
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Learning Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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