The I-Connect application.
Initiative Description: The app consisted of an Android application designed to provide scheduled prompts for participants to self-evaluate and self-monitor targeted behaviors. Baseline data collection occurred during science class and consisted of 1-2 observations per day lasting 15 minutes. Once a stable baseline of 5 observations was established, students began behavioral monitoring by using the I-Connect app. Monitoring took place daily during science class. The app provided prompted questions of “are you on task”, to which the students would answer yes/no. The withdraw phase occurred once there was an improvement in the targeted behavior, and students were notified that there would be no self-monitoring during these sessions. Self-monitoring was resumed after the target behavior returned to baseline.
Study Results: The intervention resulted in positive, stable improvements in the primary dependent variable of on-task behavior for both students and a less clear improvement in the generalization variable of disruptive behavior.
Reference: Wills, H. P., & Mason, B. A. (2014). Implementation of a Self-monitoring Application to Improve On-Task Behavior: A High-School Pilot Study. Journal of Behavioral Education,23(4), 421-434. doi:10.1007/s10864-014-9204-x
Level of Evidence: Good