Date of Award
Master in Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science
The purpose of this experiment was to determine if response-card technology would decrease disruptive behavior (e.g., texting, surfing the Internet, sleeping) in the college classroom. Two experiments were conducted. In Experiment 1, a graduate classroom of 14 students from a small liberal arts college in the southeast participated. An alternating-treatments design was implemented comparing baseline (standard lecture) to Nearpod™ (an online question-feedback platform) and response cards. Results indicated neither intervention had a meaningful effect on disruptive behavior; however, the majority of students indicated a preference for Nearpod™. In Experiment 2, three participants were selected from an undergraduate class for observation. An ABA reversal design was implement with baseline and Nearpod™ conditions. Results indicated Nearpod™ did not have a significant effect on disruptive behavior; however, the majority of students indicated a preference for Nearpod™.
Aggarwal, Meera, "Using Response Card Technology to Reduce Disruptive Behavior in the College Classroom" (2018). Thesis Projects. 6.