Abertay University | How can HEIs collect and analyse student feedback in an effective fashion?

Posted by Eric Bohms on Jan 15, 2018 8:59:00 AM

In higher education, the voice of the student can sometimes get drowned out. Many higher education institutions (HEIs) have thousands upon thousands of students, making it difficult for individual pupils to feel like they are being heard. By finding ways to listen to students, HEIs can learn important things about effective teaching, strong learning structures, and overall student experience. Enhancing these facets of the education experience can boost enrolment rates, increase graduation rates, and improve overall institution reputation. How can HEIs collect and analyse student feedback in an effective fashion?

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Tags: Achievability, HEI, Online course evaluation software, response rate, student feedback

Improving quality and standards in Higher Education-addressing the needs of course evaluation

Posted by Eric Bohms on Jan 12, 2018 12:00:00 PM

 

 “Students at the heart of the system” insisted the HE White Paper released earlier this year.  Sounds like a simple concept doesn’t it? But much like “eat five fruit and veg a day” or “love thy neighbour” – turning the concept into reality involves a lot of hard work and discipline.

How can we start to place students at the heart of the system?  The white paper outlined that universities will be more accountable to students on matters of teaching quality, and many in the academy had embraced this concept and are forging new two-way communication with their students to allow them to become stakeholders in the future of teaching. However this best practice is by no means uniform across the sector, and if we are being honest with ourselves some are still struggling with the nuances of closing the feedback loop.

Electric Paper gathered the opinions of senior academics and student representatives on improving course evaluation practices in universities. This report offered unique insight into “the needs” of the sector in order to improve course evaluation.

 

 

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Tags: Achievability, HEI, Online course evaluation software, response rate, student feedback

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