We explore the potential of using quick response (QR) code sheets a tool for formative assessment, feedback, as well as a way to increase class engagement, student participation, and retention. The procedure was designed to allow for in-time learning, development of skills associated with science literacy, and improvement of communication abilities. Data collected by the authors in multiple classes show not only a strong correlation between students’ engagement in the activity and their final grade but also demonstrate an overwhelming positive attitude towards the process.
Dr. Ania Harlick is a Memorial University graduate and currently works as an Instructor at University of Calgary. She is fascinated by possibilities of augmented and blended learning and conducts science education research focused on student engagement, self-assessment, learning styles of generation Z, and presenting physics in multidisciplinary context.
Dr. Rick Goulding is Academic Program Officer at Department of Physics and Oceanography at Memorial University of Newfoundland with 25+ years of teaching experience in laboratory and lecture settings. Rick is Interested in the development of teaching techniques which facilitate learning and student engagement where traditional classroom techniques prove inadequate.