Presented by Dr Ali Akbar Nezhad (School of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
This talk presents the architecture of a novel teaching and learning tool developed at UNSW for collection of detailed feedback on the course content in large classes. Furthermore, the results and lessons learned from experimental implementation of the pilot tool at UNSW are presented. The developed system provides lecturers with a unique tool for i) collection and analysis of the feedback provided by students on specific sections of the lecture slides and, ii) real time collection of questions during the lecture. The first application deals with ineffectiveness of existing survey-based student feedback collection methods in providing lecturers with clear directions for course improvement. The second application, on the other hand, alleviates the issues related to lack of confidence among students, especially international students, to ask questions and provide feedback in large classes. The results of implementation experiments confirm the effectiveness of the tool developed in this study in increasing students’ engagement in large classes and providing lecturers with a timely feedback on the course content.
Room 1025, Level 10, Library (back entrance, near the IT service centre)