If you build it will they come? Exploring the student perspective of weekly student evaluations of teaching

Winchester, Maxwell K. and Winchester, Tiffany M. 2012, If you build it will they come? Exploring the student perspective of weekly student evaluations of teaching, Assessment & evaluation in higher education, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 671-682.

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Title If you build it will they come? Exploring the student perspective of weekly student evaluations of teaching
Author(s) Winchester, Maxwell K.
Winchester, Tiffany M.
Journal name Assessment & evaluation in higher education
Volume number 37
Issue number 6
Start page 671
End page 682
Total pages 12
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2012-09
ISSN 0260-2938
1469-297X
Keyword(s) student evaluations of teaching
SETs
virtual learning environments
VLEs
formative
student motivation
Summary This exploratory study investigated the students’ use of formative, weekly, online evaluations of teaching through a virtual learning environment. Results were based on in-depth interviews of seven students at a rural university college in the UK. Students from different genders, education levels and backgrounds volunteered for the study. The students thought it was a good tool and useful for providing anonymous feedback. However, their motivation to fill in the evaluations every week varied throughout the period of study, and the weekly feedback soon became routine and too onerous a task, and thus had a tendency towards being superficially conducted. Students were more inclined to comment on negative issues, rather than critically analyse positive ones. They also tended to be more positive towards conducting the evaluation if the lecturer discussed them and/or made changes to their future lectures.
Language eng
Field of Research 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio Economic Objective 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Taylor & Francis
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