This article presents an empirical study on the effectiveness of the use of an audience response system called SIstema De Respuesta inmediata de la Audiencia on a nursing course. A total of 130students of mixed gender, age, and computer experience and educational background on a third-year course in nursing administration and management participated in the study. The benefits of an audience response system as regards learning how to confront emergency situations were studied. The innovative aspect of the proposal is twofold: (1) the use of a smartphone to respond to the questions and (2) the analysis of the students’ response time when confronting critical situations while managing nursing resources. A positive impact on the students’ performance was revealed in their final assessments. Our findings show that SIstema De Respuesta inmediata de la Audiencia increases student participation and aids in identifying and correcting misconceptions. The students found SIstema De Respuesta inmediata de la Audiencia to be very motivating and wanted it to be used in additional lectures. Further research is required to study the effectiveness of SIstema De Respuesta inmediata de la Audiencia for it to be widely used in other disciplines.
Author Affiliations: Department of Informatics and Systems, Faculty of Computer Science (Dr Fernández-Alemán and Mr Jiménez), and Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing (Ms García and Dr Montesinos), University of Murcia; and Reina Sofía University General Hospital of Murcia (Ms García), Spain.
No funds have been received for this study.
The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.
Corresponding author: José Luis Fernández-Alemán, PhD, Department of Informatics and Systems, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, 30100, Murcia, Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com).