Happy Day Shiny, Happy Instructors!
You received your mid-semester student evaluation data last week. Have you changed anything in your course based on the data or student comments? In this week's training tip we'll use the National School Reform Faculty's "Data-Driven Dialogue" protocol and the BYU-Idaho Learning Model to make this data relevant and meaningful to your online teaching.
Some of you may have noticed that the reports are new. Here is one part of the new reports:
Student evaluations can be a very good source for helping you identify areas of potential improvement in your teaching and course. Were there data or student comments that surprised you? If so, these are fantastic areas to search for improvements. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in what we think is effective that we lose sight of what matters to the students. If you find areas for improvement and would like extra mentoring, here are two options:
Teaching Group Leader and colleagues - Your TGL and teaching group colleagues can be a wealth of knowledge and may be positioned very well to provide you with the mentoring you need. Don't be afraid to ask your fellow instructors for advice in the Community--many of them have ideas and best practices that will help you.
Request a Coach - Our instructor coaches would love to work with you! You can read more about coaching services and request a coach here.
Have you ever had a good experience with implementing change based on student evaluations? What have been some fun or funny students comments that you have received? Are there any questions or information that you think would make the student evaluations more useful? Feel free to share below!