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A Process for Improving Course Quality based on Mid-Semester Feedback

By Abelardo Pardo Sánchez, Damaris Fuentes Lorenzo, Iria Manuela Estévez Ayres and Pablo Basanta Val


Proceedings of: First International Conference on Reforming Education, Quality of Teaching and Technology-Enhanced Learning: Learning Technologies, Quality of Education, Educational Systems, Evaluation, Pedagogies (TECH-EDUCATION 2010). Athens, Greece, May 19-21, 2010.Quality control mechanisms are becoming more important in higher educational institutions. Student evaluation of teaching is typically used to obtain feedback from students about a learning experience but its effect in the course may take too long. Fast feedback mechanisms, in exchange, look at obtaining feedback in order to apply corrective measures quickly. In this paper a process is described to obtain feedback from the students about a course, analyze the received results, and identify the most significant aspects. The process has been applied to a course and led to some adjustments that had immediate impact on the course.The authors are truly indebted to Miguel Valero for his guidance during the design of this process. Work partially funded by the Learn3 project, “Plan Nacional de I+D+I TIN2008-05163/TSI”, the Best Practice Network ICOPER (Grant No. ECP-2007-EDU-417007), the Flexo Project “Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica” (Ref. TSI-020301-2008-19), and the “Emadrid: Investigación y desarrollo de tecnologías para el e-learning en la Comunidad de Madrid” project (S2009/TIC-1650).Publicad

Topics: Student evaluation of teaching, Quality improvement, Course evaluation, Telecomunicaciones
Publisher: 'Springer Science and Business Media LLC'
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1007/978-3-642-13166-0_54
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