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ERIC Number: EJ1158645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7363
Using Student Feedback to Improve PLA Portfolio Courses
Rust, Dianna Zeh; Brinthaupt, Thomas M.
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v65 n3 p205-210 2017
The purpose of this article is to examine the qualitative data gathered in a recent survey study of students who completed a prior learning assessment (PLA) portfolio online course in order to inform practice at institutions currently utilizing or considering such a course. PLA programs and system-wide initiatives are proliferating (Klein-Collins & Hain, 2009); however, a review of the literature reveals that formal evaluation of these programs may be lacking. Hoffman, Travers, Evans, & Treadwell (2009) examined 34 institutions participating in PLA programs and found that only 18 utilized a formal feedback process. In this article, the authors demonstrate the value for institutions to implement a formal feedback process and regularly use student feedback to improve their PLA course and processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
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