ERIC Number: ED464619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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Using Blackboard To Survey Students at Midterm.
Austin, Donna; Austin, John
Increased attention on the quality of teaching has meant an increase in the use of student surveys as a measure of perceived teaching quality. Many student surveys, which typically take the form of teacher and course evaluations, are conducted at the end of a school term and are more summative in nature. Results are given to the instructor after the class is concluded making it impossible to incorporate feedback into the current course. This paper shows how the authors used the anonymous survey feature in Blackboard at Louisiana State University in Shreveport to survey students at midterm in order to allow teachers to collect formative feedback and to make crucial changes if indicated. A faculty workshop that provided hands-on assistance with importing the survey into Blackboard classes is described, and results of a survey of faculty who attended the workshop are summarized. Directions for installing the Blackboard survey and a copy of the student survey itself are appended. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Course Evaluation, Feedback, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Student Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Workshops
For full text: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed02/index.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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