Global and Lokal Distance Education - GLOKALde October 2020, ISSN 2148-7278
Volume: 6 Number: 2, Article 3
MEASURING EFFECTIVENESS OF FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT ON STUDENTS' ENGAGEMENT AND MOTIVATION FOR LEARNING
Students’ motivation for learning is enhanced when they receive feedback, and it is critical that it be given in a timely fashion. However, in large-sized classes for language learning, this is a difficult task for instructors. The study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of implementing formative assessments in an introductory Japanese class through the use of no-cost Student Response Systems (SRS) to provide timely feedback and monitor their progress of learning. The authors also explored correlations between timely feedback using no-cost SRS and student’s academic performance. Using a mixed-methods approach, the impact of student disposition when using no-cost SRS in class was also addressed. Results revealed the significant effects on implementing SRS in class and the use of SRS supported students’ learning. Based on students’ performances and comments, it was prominent that the implementation of SRS changed the dynamics of the classroom, and students enjoyed learning Japanese under a low-anxiety, fun, and exciting learning environment.