Abstract: This paper examines the effect of student participation on performance in two face-to-face classes. Attendance and attentiveness are automatically recorded by the videoconferencing software used for the classes. Student participation is measured by multiplying attendance and attentiveness. In the concepts type class, we found a positive relationship between participation and scores on the final examination. In the skills type class, the relationship may have been masked by the associated lab and relatively late dropping of the class by some students. We discuss the strengths and limitations of the new measure of student participation and make recommendations to record attentiveness even more accurately.
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Recommended Citation: Bekkering, T., Ward, T., (2020). Class Participation and Student Performance: A Tale of Two Courses. Information Systems Education Journal18(6) pp 86-98. http://ISEDJ.org/2020-6/ ISSN : ISSN: 1545-679X. A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIGCON 2019