ERIC Number: ED500130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Reference Count: 13
Preparing and Updating Group Education Plans Using Questionnaire for Computer Related Courses
Sahin, Yasar Guneri; Ercan, Tuncay
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Educational Technology (IETC) Conference (7th, Nicosia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, May 3-5, 2007).
Course syllabuses are usually prepared by the instructors without any feedback observed and assembled from target students. More, even sometimes these syllabuses are used for many years with little alterations by the instructors. This situation affects the education negatively, because many of the students come with different backgrounds and interests on the content of the target course. In addition, knowledge level and profile of the students might change ever year according to their prior education curriculums or some others reasons. In enclosure, a good questionnaire which is prepared and applied to newly coming students to get their level of interests on the course, may be useful too much in order to make the good education plan for groups. In this paper, an assessment software assisted questionnaire is presented for Database Management Systems courses. Using the assessment software, gathered results are used to construct GEP (Group Education Plans) for classes, and they can also be used to individualize for each student for their laboratory trainings. Assessing current level of the students using computer software assists to analyze results in many aspects and to arrange the objectives according to level of the class. Finally, a new course layout which is quite relevant to students, might be created.
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