ERIC Number: ED420347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Using Small Group Instructional Feedback (SGIF) as a Formative Feedback Strategy for Audioconference Courses: Practical Guidelines for Audioconference Instructors and Facilitators.
The Small Group Instructional Feedback (SGIF) method was originally designed for face-to-face classrooms in 1976 by D. Joseph Clark to obtain formative feedback from students and help improve course quality and teacher effectiveness. In the SGIF method, a facilitator meets with students, gathers feedback on an instructor's performance, and reviews these students' comments, privately, with the instructor. This document provides a detailed set of guidelines for instructors and facilitators who wish to implement the SGIF method for audioconference courses. The method consists of five steps: (1) preparation; (2) conducting the audioconference SGIF session; (3) facilitator/instructor meetings to discuss student feedback; (4) instructor acknowledgement of feedback; and (5) follow-up meeting between facilitator and instructor. The benefits of SGIF, compared with questionnaire use, are discussed, and experience necessary to facilitators and instructors are described. A sample audioconference orientation questionnaire and SGIF form are appended. Contains 14 references. (EMH)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Distance Education, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Models, Small Group Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Teleconferencing, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Aurora Coll., Fort Smith (Northwest Territories).