The Use of a ClassPoint Tool for Student Engagement During Online Lesson


Teaching online can be quite different than in the classroom where instructor can physically interact with the students. With the aim to encourage student engagement and learning, a synchronous Classroom Response System called ClassPoint was implemented together through live video conference platform for some first-year undergraduate courses in SUTD as it allowed real-time interaction between the instructors and students. ClassPoint allows instructors to quickly integrate interactive quizzes in their existing Microsoft PowerPoint slides and deliver these questions without the hassle of switching to another application during teaching. Since ClassPoint was only developed in 2015, there is limited literature available on its effectiveness as an engaging tool during lesson. In this study, instructors’ and students’ experience in using ClassPoint in both physical and virtual lesson was examined. This paper will share some of the benefits and drawbacks of using the ClassPoint tool compared to other CRSs and its operating system compatibility. Survey results showed that more than 80% of the students’ participants felt that ClassPoint was an effective platform to promote students’ engagement and participation in class. All instructors’ participants agreed (60% agreed and 40% strongly agreed) that students tend to respond more frequently to interactive quizzes delivered via ClassPoint than reply verbally in class. Overall, the instructors and students enjoyed the use of ClassPoint as it does promote student engagement during both online and physical lessons.

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Eng Ying Bong, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Chandrima Chatterjee, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

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Conference: ACE2021
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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Bong E., & Chatterjee C. (2022) The Use of a ClassPoint Tool for Student Engagement During Online Lesson ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2021: Official Conference Proceedings
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