An approach to reinforce active learning in higher education for IT students
Source of Publication
Global Journal of Engineering Education
In this article, the authors present the findings of introducing interactive learning in higher education. The study was conducted on first-year undergraduate students of information technology in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One of this study’s primary goals was to change the lecture-based classes of introductory courses from rote learning to interactive learning mode. Another goal was to verify the impact of interactive learning on improving higher education students’ motivation and engagement in the learning process. Finally, this study tested the role of Nearpod as a tool for interactive learning. Because Nearpod can be integrated with Zoom, it facilitated on-line learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. Students’ response to the new teaching style was measured through a quantitative research method. A questionnaire was prepared for this purpose and distributed to the students through Google forms. The results of the questionnaire showed a high level of students’ satisfaction towards the learning method. They also responded positively to using Nearpod as a tool for interactive learning, and they recommended that it be used in all their courses.
Higher education, Interactive learning, Nearpod, Student-centred learning
Kaddoura, Sanaa and Al Husseiny, Fatima, "An approach to reinforce active learning in higher education for IT students" (2021). All Works. 4114.
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