Clickers: A Strategy for Active Learning in a Hospitality Classroom

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Increasing student engagement and performance through active learning should be a concern for all instructors, and using technology in the classroom has been found as a way to accomplish this. The purpose of this article is to analyze whether using educational technology in the form of clickers in a hospitality financial accounting class engages students and ultimately increases their course performance. Data from students (N = 260) over three semesters were analyzed using t-tests, descriptive analyses, and qualitative analyses. Results showed that students did perform significantly better when clickers were used compared to when they were not. Results also showed that students felt engaged in the class when clickers were used.


active learning; clickers; educational technology; hospitality education; student engagement; student performance

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