Improving engagement in large undergraduate statistics tutorial classes


  • Alena Haddley



statistics education, student engagement, mathematics tutorials, large classes, Poll Everywhere


We investigate whether introducing the mobile polling system Poll Everywhere had a positive impact on student engagement in large tutorial classes of a second year undergraduate statistics module. In particular, a short quiz facilitated by Poll Everywhere was introduced at the beginning of the tutorial in order to promote active participation. Students’ perceptions of the Poll Everywhere quiz on their tutorial engagement and learning are also explored. We conclude that the Poll Everywhere quiz seemed to have improved student engagement in tutorials and that students believed that it made tutorials engaging and was useful for their learning.


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