Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Gathering Students Views of Teaching and Learning

Greetings from the Australian National University "Wattle Wednesday Seminar" where Salman Durrani is talking about using course entry and exit surveys for the university's Moodle learning management system (locatlly called "Wattle"). Salman described his use of "Gathering Students' Views of Teaching and Learning" and how he used it to select, adapt and interpret questions in student surveys. The idea is to conduct regular surveys within a ", which is a booklet and toolkit by Malcolm G. Pettigrove and Robin Collins. This provides a set of questions to ask students to see how engaged they feel and between courses to see changes. It might be useful to combine this with the approach which Colin Beer (Central Queensland University) has taken with analyis of engagement indicators in the Learning Management System. Also one of the seminar participatnts recommended "Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher" (Stephen Brookfield,
1995).
The evaluation of teaching and learning is a critical component of closing the loop in the teaching and learning cycle and for improving the quality of teaching and learning. This presentation will illustrate how Wattle has been used in the second year electronics course (previously ENGN2211 and presently ENGN2218) to collect feedback from students in the form of course entry and course exit surveys. It will discuss the motivation behind the surveys and highlight wattle features that have been utilised. Finally, the case study results from last four years exploring how students evaluated their practical electronic skills will be presented and discussed. ...

From: "Wattle Wednesday Seminar", ANU, 28 July 2010

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