Using the Student Perspective to Improve Course Delivery
July 13, 2011 Leave a comment
On Wednesday, I attended a Bb World 2011 session on “Taking Student’s Advice; Using Surveys to Enhance Course Design and Delivery.” The presenter mentioned Add Test Student. It is a Building Block that allows you to view the course as a student. The bulk of the presentation was about using surveys to gather student input.
Beginning of Class
- What is your learning style?
- What type of connection (bandwidth) do you have?
- What browser do you use?
- What are your computer skills?
- What social/web 2.0 tools do you use?
- What do you want to get out of the class?
GRCC Today just posted a link to Online Computer and Internet Tutorials that can help with some of the issues listed above.
During the Course
- What do you think of the navigation in the course?
- Can you follow the course organization (e.g. consistent, missing components)?
- Is it clear what tasks or assignments you need to complete?
- What tools or web services should I be incorporating into my course?
After the Course
- What would you tell other students who are going to take the course?
- What feedback can you provide me about the course?
- How would you do the assignments differently?
- How much time did you commit to the course?
I’m planning on revising the surveys and self-assessments I use to incorporate some of these ideas! How about you? If you have other suggestions, please comment.