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The Wheel of Discussion: A New Approach to Cold-Calling
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, Johns Hopkins University, United States ; , Indiana Wesleyan University, United States

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 27, Number 4, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This quasi-experiment tests the effect of the use of a randomized name generator (wheel of discussion) on course performance in an introductory psychology course In one section of the course, the instructor implemented the use of the wheel of discussion immediately, whereas, in the second section, the instructor introduced the wheel of discussion after the first exam Results revealed a marginal difference in grades between the two sections, such that students performed better when the wheel was present All students reported an increase in engagement resulting from the use of the participation wheel Results suggest that the use of a randomized name generator may be one way to improve engagement

Citation

Devers, C. & Devers, E. (2018). The Wheel of Discussion: A New Approach to Cold-Calling. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 27(4), 471-480. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 16, 2019 from .

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