If you want to find out more about learning environments or how we can learn from global communities you might be interested in the HEA One Day Flexible Learning Symposium or the HEA Annual Conference 2018.
Both events are open to staff and offer an opportunity to hear a diverse range of opinions from across the sector.
Module and stage evaluations are now even more accessible and are available for students to complete on their electronic devices. The Evasys system which delivers the online surveys is compatible with iSO, Android and Windows devices. With the addition of extra wifi access across the university it makes it easier for students to take part.
Students should be encouraged to complete the surveys during lectures and seminars if there is time available to do so. Many students don’t respond to surveys as they are not in a suitable place to respond when the email comes in, but if they are encouraged to respond during a lecture or seminar, it will help to boost response rates and make the feedback more reliable. When surveys open for students they are sent an email with a link to take part in the survey. This link is individual to the student and can only be used once. Continue reading “Completing EvaSys Evaluations using Mobile Devices”
Andrea Wilczynski has been providing individual audio feedback to her Stage 2 students studying German.
Using audio feedback allows Andrea to give in depth feedback in a unique way and most importantly students seem to love it, with excellent engagement with the feedback, positive module evaluation results and even a TEA award nomination.
If you are interested in finding out more you can read full details of the Case Study here.
In 2015/16 I took part in the university EQuATE programme (Equal Acclaim for Teaching Excellence). This introduced me to staff elsewhere in the university who were interested in similar aspects of learning and teaching, and I soon found myself in a conversation about students’ reading habits. Given the importance of reading we wondered how much time and effort student invest in reading material related to their course.
Are you looking to share knowledge and ideas with higher education professionals nationally and globally?
The Higher Education Academy (HEA) Communities of Practice offer an exciting opportunity for members to take part in discussions, webinars, blogs, thought platforms and more . Communities focus on a number of keys areas including employability, and assessment and feedback.
The arrival of the Teaching Excellence Framework with a core criteria of ‘Student Outcomes and Learning Gain’ has fuelled the ongoing debate about what learning gain actually means, and how it can be measured.