University students’ perceptions of interactive response system in an English language course: a case of Pear Deck

Keywords: English language course, interactive response system, learning technology, Pear Deck, students’ perceptions


Pear Deck is one interactive response system that has gained popularity in recent years. This study addressed the gap in the literature and considered students’ experience of the platform in a Thai university context. This was a mixed-method study in which 320 students completed a survey including closed and open-ended components. Quantitative data measuring students’ perceptions using Likert-scale surveys were collected, while qualitative data were used to get a deeper understanding of students’ experience in learning using Pear Deck in the classroom. The data were analysed based on gender differences and students’ proficiency levels. According to the findings of this study, students’ perceptions were not significantly different based on gender. However, despite the finding that both basic and independent users had good attitudes towards the platforms, the latter group gave a substantially higher score. Furthermore, the study revealed that the students had a favourable impression of Pear Deck. They believed that the platform was engaging, easy to use, and had the potential to aid learning.


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Author Biographies

Kiki Juli Anggoro, School of Languages and General Education, Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Kiki Juli Anggoro is assistant professor at School of Languages and General Education of Walailak University, Thailand. He teaches General English (GE) subjects such as English communication skills, English for academic communication, and English presentation. His research interests include teaching English with technology, interactive response systems (IRss), and applied linguistics.   
Damar Isti Pratiwi, Railway Mechanical Technology Study Program, Politeknik Perkeretaapian Indonesia Madiun, Madiun, Indonesia

Damar Isti Pratiwi is doctor candidate from Universitas Negeri Semarang specializing in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and an Assistant Professor in Politeknik Perkeretaapian Indonesia Madiun. She has expertise in teaching English for junior high school to higher education in university level. She actively publish in research article international journals in the scope of TEFL, Teaching English with Technology, Educational Technology, and English for Specific Purposes.


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How to Cite
Anggoro K. J., & Pratiwi D. I. (2023). University students’ perceptions of interactive response system in an English language course: a case of Pear Deck. Research in Learning Technology, 31.
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