#lak13 Live interest meter – learning from quantified feedback in mass lectures

Motivation and understanding how tutors are performing in lectures by capturing student feedback in order to reflect and improve their approach. Data is captured and aggregated , then fed back immediately to presenter, eg can capture feedback on the pace of delivery. Use of a live meter with the presenter able to choose the category for which they would like feedback. Results fed back can be compared against tutor peers and can be split into the various topics covered in the lecture so that the presenter has a better understanding of which parts of the session went well/not so well. Can also include polls with questions set by the tutor, eg which software would you like to use to analyse this data? Questions set can also be ranked in order of importance to the presenter.

Feedback on the usefulness of the meter via interviews. Tutors liked anonymity and polls but did not like chat facility as it was a distraction for students. Followed up with a detailed online survey. Most tutors felt that they needed time to reflect and respond to student feedback rather than make immediate changes in a live session, but found it useful to get detailed student feedback on interest in the topic covered, pace and clarity, etc


About sharonslade

Dr Sharon Slade is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Law at the Open University in the UK working to support both tutors and students on Open University distance learning modules and programmes. Her research interests encompass ethical issues in learning analytics and online learning and tuition. Project work includes the development of a student support framework to improve retention and progression and the development of a university wide tool for tracking students and triggering relevant and targeted interventions. She led the development of new policy around the ethical use of learning analytics within the Open University, UK.
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