Using Mid-Course Student Surveys for Feedback to Improve Instructional Effectiveness
Susan Ko, Clinical Professor & Faculty Development Consultant, History and Office of Online Education; Naliza Sadik, Educational Technologist & Instructional Designer, Office of Online Education, All from Lehman College
Soliciting feedback from students at different points in an ongoing course is an often-overlooked opportunity. Mid-course surveys let students know that you care about their progress and that they are an integral part of the teaching and learning process–a particularly vital type of communication in a fully online class. In this presentation, we will discuss the results of conducting a midcourse survey in an online history course, and then revisiting the same questions near the end of the course. We will provide some tips supported by research, and discuss options for various tools to conduct the surveys.