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"Promoting Online Collaborative Social Learning Communities with Student Response Systems" icon

Promoting Online Collaborative Social Learning Communities with Student Response Systems

Considering the versatility and pedagogical potential of student response systems (SRSs), this article outlines compelling reasons why student response system (SRS) use may provide one solution for transforming the passive and isolated online learning environment experienced by many students. SRS use combined with sound pedagogical practices can create an active learning environment comprised of a collaborative social learning community capable of effectively meeting varied learning needs. Newly developed SRSs have created the opportunity to explore online SRS use. Incorporation of SRS use within behaviorism, social constructivism, and many other pedagogical approaches makes it a tool worthy of consideration in solving pedagogical dilemmas and creating a positive learning experience. Despite a lack of research related to online SRS use, this article utilizes current SRS and online polling research and information to determine the primary benefits and challenges associated with online SRS use. This article provides information regarding the pedagogical possibilities of SRS use for teachers who incorporate SRSs in online learning environments.


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