Can Information and Communication Technologybe interesting to students? Take Rain Classroom as an example
Rain Classroom is popular Information and Communication Technology (ICT) software in China’s universities. This study examined how teachers can attract students’ attention and improve teaching efficiency in ICT environment such as Rain Classroom. Based on regulatory focus theory,students can be divided into promotion and prevention types. This paper carried out a survey in study 1 and the result suggests that if proper advocates could match students’ personalities, learners would be encouraged to take part in Rain Classroom. In addition, applying this ICT software could improve learners’ enthusiasm and teaching efficiency.In study 2, a real database was analyzed and the result strengthens the conclusions in study 1. The second experiment also implies that a matched teaching method guided by regulatory focus theory would not necessarily result in higher evaluation score given by students.