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Is Student Feedback A Waste Of Time?

Is Student Feedback A Waste Of Time? | Aquaculture Directory | 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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John Bostock's curator insight, May 23, 2014 8:39 AM

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

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What are the ramifications of having an economically significant aquatic animal disease?

What are the ramifications of having an economically significant aquatic animal disease? | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
What I gathered from this article email alert is the wide ranging impacts a disease could have on the nation.

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John Bostock's curator insight, September 15, 2013 12:33 PM

It is very important for policymakers to know just how much is being lost through serious disease problems

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Ammonia in fish ponds | UPM Aquatic Animal Health Unit

Ammonia in fish ponds | UPM Aquatic Animal Health Unit | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

Ammonia is toxic to fish if allowed to accumulate in fish production systems. When ammonia accumulates to toxic levels, fish cannot extract energy from feed efficiently. If the ammonia concentration gets high enough, the fish will become lethargic and eventually fall into a coma and die.

In properly managed fish ponds, ammonia seldom accumulates to lethal concentrations. However, ammonia can have so-called “sublethal” effects—such as reduced growth, poor feed conversion, and reduced disease resistance—at concentrations that are lower than lethal concentrations


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John Bostock's curator insight, October 11, 2013 8:27 AM

Nice blog article on the health effects of ammonia build up in fish ponds and how the problem may be managed