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Is Student Feedback A Waste Of Time?

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

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....." 

John Bostock's insight:

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

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From face-to-face teaching to online teaching: pedagogical transitions

From face-to-face teaching to online teaching: pedagogical transitions | Aqua-tnet |

As higher education has embraced online education as a way to reduce costs, increase flexibility, and enhance access to students it is important to gain an understanding of the perceptions of instructors moving into online teaching. This study found a change in the beliefs and teaching presence of the instructors from their initial resistance to online teaching to an approach which is mindful of the student experience and promotes a dialogical approach to online learning.

Via Nik Peachey
John Bostock's insight:

Not new, but some useful insights on how tertiary education is changing as greater use is made of digital technologies.

Evelyn Izquierdo's curator insight, April 23, 2014 9:36 PM

There are more benefits from implementing a blended learning approach than keeping the traditional teaching style; however, before incorporating online teaching into our classrooms, there are several factors teachers should take into account. Here is an interesting perspective offered by the University of Southern Queensland you might consider for the pedagogical transition.

Santiago Moral's curator insight, April 24, 2014 5:09 AM

The role of the teacher has to change

Christiane Moisés's curator insight, April 24, 2014 3:52 PM

excellent article!