Using Classroom Technology for Pre- and Post-Lecture Reviews
Objectives: Review of course lectures is an important part of student learning, but holding on-site review sessions is often difficult. The objectives of this study were to create a variety of activities utilizing different technologies to review materials before and after instruction in the classroom. Method: Review activities were prepared for multiple courses in the first and second year pharmacy curriculum. Three different technologies were utilized: ECHO360® lecture capture, PowerPoint®, and Prezi®. Throughout the course of two semesters, materials were made available to students, and data were collected on the utilization of each review. In addition, students were surveyed on the usefulness of these reviews using a Likert scale of 1-5 (1= strongly disagree; 5= strongly agree). Results: Review materials provided were readily used by students in multiple courses. ECHO360® videos made available as post-lecture review received 140 cumulative views (N=79 students), representing an increased viewership of 389% over the videos of lecture sessions. Similarly, pre-lecture review videos received 68 cumulative views (N=75 students), representing a 343% increase in viewership. PowerPoint® review modules presented as preclass reviews were viewed an average of 54 times (N=75 students). Student perceptions of the review activities were overwhelmingly positive with an average of 92% of students agreeing or strongly agreeing that the reviews were beneficial, good preparation, and should be conducted in the future. Implications: The use of classroom technologies to conduct out-of-class review sessions represents a viable and effective option to improve student understanding, preparation and participation.
Lull, Melinda E.; Traina, Andrea; and Mathews, Jennifer (2013). "Using Classroom Technology for Pre- and Post-Lecture Reviews." American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 77.5, 9-9.
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