Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 24

Volume 24 Number 3, Pages 203-210

Fall 2013


Playing Jeopardy in the Classroom: An Empirical Study


Mark G. Simkin
University of Nevada - Reno
Reno, NV 89557, USA

Abstract: Playing TV game shows such as Jeopardy or Survivor in the classroom can be fun. But does it improve student understanding of course concepts? To find out, the author conducted eight experimental trials in five separate undergraduate information systems classes. Although he found limited improvement in student learning, the author’s experiences with the game and the results of a student survey were positive.

Keywords: Pedagogy, Learning goals & outcomes, Outcomes-based learning, Student performance, Active learning

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Recommended Citation: Simkin, M. G. (2013). Playing Jeopardy in the Classroom: An Empirical Study. Journal of Information Systems Education, 24(3), pp. 203-210.