6 Key Things to Consider When Managing Paper Based Course Evaluations

Posted by Eric Bohms on Nov 21, 2017 2:41:00 PM

Many higher and further education organisations are unable to provide computers in every class or provide online surveys in computer labs for logistical reasons. For that reason paper based ‘in-class’ surveys are the best option in driving response rates. For organisations choosing paper surveys there are some key points to consider.

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Tags: Achievability, HEI, Online course evaluation software, paper data collection, paper surveys

5 Key Claims to Watch Out For When Selecting a Survey Product for Automating Course Evaluations

Posted by Eric Bohms on Nov 13, 2017 1:53:59 PM

Many organisations struggle in choosing the best methodology for running course evaluations and other survey projects necessary in driving quality enhancement and strategic planning efforts. In fact there is no easy answer or quick fix. Many organisations choose to go with paper or online methodologies based upon the recommendation of another institution or influential claims by a vendor.  In fact there is no one size fits all method; rather the decision should be based upon the specific circumstances unique to each institution. Claims by manufacturers can be especially dubious as they are heavily influenced by their particular product focus and market experience.  Vendor claims to watch out for can be broken into five main categories.

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Tags: Achievability, HEI, Online course evaluation software, survey product

Electric Paper UK now trading as Achievability

Posted by Eric Bohms on Oct 30, 2017 9:50:00 AM

Exciting news! After over a decade of working with higher education institutions, Electric Paper UK is transforming into something more relevant and representative of the industry we are so successful in helping. Due to the ever widening nature of digital technology and the need to maintain consistency across newer products, Electric Paper has undergone a significant transformation in the UK and we are pleased to announce our new name as 'Achievability'.

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Tags: Achievability, HEI, Online course evaluation software, News, Featured

Survey Fatigue – A Danger to Teaching and Learning Excellence

Posted by Adanma Onuoha on Oct 27, 2017 5:25:58 PM

No data is just as bad as bad data. The digital age ushered in ease in survey creation. Now anybody can set up a survey in a matter of minutes; that’s both a blessing and a curse.The ease of survey creation has made surveys more and more commonplace. To think that as far back as 1998, columnist Arianna Huffington wrote: “It’s no wonder that the mushrooming number of opinion polls, coupled with the outrageous growth of telemarketing calls, have led to a soaring refuse-to-answer rate among people polled”.

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Tags: HEI, Nonresponse in Social science survey, Survey Fatigue, Data Collection, Survey

Underused Ways to Improve Your Survey Response Rate

Posted by Adanma Onuoha on Oct 27, 2017 5:11:24 PM


Many HEIs are having a hard time getting students to complete survey forms mostly due to survey fatigue. In fact, some HEIs have resorted to "blackmailing" students in that they make it compulsory for students to fill survey forms before having access to their VLE dashboards or other educational facilities. While this might get the students to fill the survey forms, it would most likely result in bad data.

In this article, we'll be sharing some very easy and even underused ways HEIs (Higher Education Institutions) can improve their survey response rate without having to compromise data quality. 

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Tags: Survey, Survey Fatigue, HEI, response rate, ways

Why Survey Fatigue Should Be Top Priority in HEIs

Posted by Adanma Onuoha on Oct 27, 2017 4:41:36 PM

Data is one of the greatest assets of any educational institution. Data is the building block for virtually every decision taken in HEs so it becomes even dangerous to even think of the effect bad data could have on the overall activity of a HEI institution. However, we thought of it and even dared to research on it and we discovered that it’s one of the quickest ways any HEI can lose money. Bad data costs so much because decision makers rely on it to make decisions about initiatives and financial resources of their institution. Many HEIs waste a lot of money yearly on the wrong initiatives as a result of bad data.


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Tags: Survey, Survey Fatigue, priority

Defining Survey Fatigue

Posted by Adanma Onuoha on Oct 27, 2017 3:47:31 PM

Over the next few weeks, we'll be taking a deep look into survey fatigue in HEIs.  Discussions will revolve around defining survey fatigue, causes and of course reccomendations on how it can be curbed. In this article, we explore about what survey fatigue is and common causes.

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Tags: Survey, Survey Fatigue