Proposal Title

Enhancing Teaching and Learning: Utilizing Module Evaluations

Proposal Abstract

This session asserts that module evaluations hold greater potential for evaluation and redesign of courses to improve teaching and learning, than end of semester student rating of instruction. Written responses from the end of semester rating of instruction were not found to provide meaningful information for improving courses, but, instead, offered summative judgments regarding satisfaction or dissatisfaction with aspects of a course/instructor/instruction or the course/instructor/instruction overall. However, formative evaluations, at the end of each module of instruction, yielded a higher completion rate, more specific comments on activities, and greater details overall than the written comments on the end of semester student ratings of instruction. The goal of the session is to highlight the usefulness of module evaluations in course revision for the improvement of teaching and learning. Module evaluation prompts, sample responses, activity chart, and examples of how information from the module evaluations were utilized in course revision will be shared.

Location

Room 1220

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 29th, 10:00 AM Mar 29th, 10:45 AM

Enhancing Teaching and Learning: Utilizing Module Evaluations

Room 1220

This session asserts that module evaluations hold greater potential for evaluation and redesign of courses to improve teaching and learning, than end of semester student rating of instruction. Written responses from the end of semester rating of instruction were not found to provide meaningful information for improving courses, but, instead, offered summative judgments regarding satisfaction or dissatisfaction with aspects of a course/instructor/instruction or the course/instructor/instruction overall. However, formative evaluations, at the end of each module of instruction, yielded a higher completion rate, more specific comments on activities, and greater details overall than the written comments on the end of semester student ratings of instruction. The goal of the session is to highlight the usefulness of module evaluations in course revision for the improvement of teaching and learning. Module evaluation prompts, sample responses, activity chart, and examples of how information from the module evaluations were utilized in course revision will be shared.