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Is Student Feedback A Waste Of Time?

Is Student Feedback A Waste Of Time? | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

From the Aqua-tnet project blog :

 

"Obtaining student feedback on courses has become standard practice in many institutions. There is surely a simple logic that teachers and course managers should be listening to the views of students and taking them into account as they revise or develop future courses? I was therefore interested to read two other blog posts that take a very contrary view....." 

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Some muses on a couple of recent blog articles about the value of student feedback questionnaires...

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Guidance for inclusion: practices and needs in European Universities | stay-in

Guidance for inclusion: practices and needs in European Universities | stay-in | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

New report available from this EU project concerned with inclusion issues for European universities. It looks at the gap between student needs for support and actual provision and makes recommendations for best practice.

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Recommended reading for university lecturers and administrators!

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Giving Students Feedback With Kaizena (Voice Comments) Tutorial

Published on Sep 10, 2013

Use your voice to give students feedback about their papers in Google Docs. I've only played with this a little bit so far, but I'm really excited to be able to use Kaizena to give my students feedback this year. Being able to add links to resources and reuse those links for other students is so helpful. If you have questions I'm on twitter @JenRoberts1 and the guys who make kaizena are @kaizenaFB if you have feedback for them, or email founders@kaizena.com


Via Dennis T OConnor
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If you have the option of using Google Docs with students, this looks a very useful tool as it links audio comments with specific highlighting and links to other resources.

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David Miles's curator insight, September 20, 2013 6:17 PM

I think this has the potential to be of great use with English Language Learners, especially since they tend to understand the spoken word better than the written.

Maryalice Leister's comment, September 20, 2013 6:29 PM
Very true, David. One more tool to meet the needs of individual learners.
harish magan's comment, September 20, 2013 10:57 PM
OK. it is indeed very good
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Virtual Marine Scientist - Institutionen för pedagogik, kommunikation och lärande, IPKL, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Virtual Marine Scientist - Institutionen för pedagogik, kommunikation och lärande, IPKL, University of Gothenburg, Sweden | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Do you want your secondary school students to understand how science really works in the lab and how research is carried out? Do you want them to investigate and learn about pressing marine environmental issues? In that case, Virtual Marine Scientist (VMS) is what you need!


The Virtual Marine Scientist project aims to familiarise students (16‐19 years) with the concrete conditions in which scientists work and research is carried out. In this virtual environment, students discover how to design and run experiments in environmental science. Virtual Marine Scientist offers a stimulating context in which to learn about experimental work, including elements of cooperation and problem solving.

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This looks to be a very useful project ... get in touch and give it a try if you are teaching marine science to the target age group.

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Aquaculture UK 2014 - Entries Open for "Young Scientist Award"

Aquaculture UK 2014 - Entries Open for "Young Scientist Award" | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Entries invited for the Novartis Young Scientist Award to be held on  Wednesday 28th May 2014 at Aquaculture UK 2014.

 

Novartis Animal Health (NAH) is to recognize the best student presentation at this year’s conference, with a “Young Scientist Award” and an expenses paid trip to its Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, dedicated Aquaculture Research & Development site.  Whilst in Canada, the student will meet leading NAH scientists, and have the opportunity to learn about fish vaccines, novel pharmaceutical developments and revolutionary new technologies in fish health.  A visit to the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island, where the Novartis Chair of Fish Health is based, is also on the itinerary.


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If you are currently conducting, or have recently completed university student research in aquaculture and are able to participate in the conference, this is an opportunity you should grasp!

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John Bostock's curator insight, February 23, 2014 1:43 PM

This is a great opportunity, especially for research students with an interest in aquatic animal health!

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Jisc Inform / Issue 37, Summer 2013 | #jiscinform | A new vision for education

Jisc Inform / Issue 37, Summer 2013 | #jiscinform | A new vision for education | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

One of the first things you probably heard about incoming National Union of Students (NUS) president Toni Pearce, who took up her post on 1 July, is that she is the union’s first president from a further education (FE) background. She plans to make sure her appointment is a marker along the path to a more inclusive view of education. And, she says, technology can help to make that happen…

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Here's a voice that deserves to be heard more widely:"I think that enabling students to get involved in the creation of resources, and to configure learning that engages them, is a hugely exciting development that can improve student experience exponentially...." (Toni Pearce)

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning

Five-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Intrigued by the idea of using mobile devices for instructional purposes in the classroom? This playlist from VideoAmy will give you some tips and insights into the challenges and the promise of mobile learning.

Via Nik Peachey
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The focus is on schools, but many of the principles are common in tertiary education

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Mark Pegrum's curator insight, September 3, 2013 10:13 PM

Some useful videos on the why and how of mobile learning.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:52 AM

Thanks to Nik Peachey for sharing this video resource post from Edutopia. If you are not familiar with Edutopia, I strongly encourage you to follow them on Twitter (@edutopia) as well as visit the edutopia.org website. Edutopia has a vast collection of education based strategies along with a growing collection of highly respected educators blogging.

 

I plan on using this post to help lead into my video unit with my Sterling College pre-service students. 

Claudia Sahagún's comment, September 25, 2013 1:34 PM
I really think this videos are an excellent way to learning how technology is used in classrooms.