GoSoapBox in public health tertiary education: a student response system for improving learning experiences and outcomes

Carroll, Julie-Anne, Sankupellay, Mangalam, Newcomb, Michelle, Rodgers, Jess, and Cook, Roger (2018) GoSoapBox in public health tertiary education: a student response system for improving learning experiences and outcomes. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 34 (5). pp. 58-71.

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Most pedagogical literature has generated "how to" approaches regarding the use of student response systems (SRS). There are currently no systematic reviews on the effectiveness of SRS, for its capacity to enhance critical thinking, and achieve sustained learning outcomes. This paper addresses this current gap in knowledge. Our teaching team introduced GoSoapBox (an interactive online SRS) in an undergraduate sociology and public health subject, as a mechanism for discussing controversial topics, such as sexuality, gender, economics, religion, and politics, to allow students to interact with each other and to generate discussions and debates during lectures. Bandura's Social Learning Theory (SLT) was applied to investigate the effectiveness of GoSoapBox for improving learning experiences. We produced a theoretical model via an iterative analytical process between SLT and our data. This model has implications for all academics considering the use of SRS to improve the learning experiences of their students.

Item ID: 52826
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1449-5554
Keywords: gosoapbox, sociology, public health, interactive, audience-response tools
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Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2018 03:59
FoR Codes: 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4608 Human-centred computing > 460804 Computing education @ 20%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420699 Public health not elsewhere classified @ 40%
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390110 Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy @ 40%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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