Tools and Strategies to Maintain a Fruitful Feedback Loop
Wouldn’t you want to know if you’ve veered off track?
Wouldn’t you want to know as soon as you took a wrong turn rather than when you were another 20 miles down the road?
The sooner you know, the sooner you can correct your course and get headed in the right direction.
That’s the idea behind student-instructor feedback.
This seminar wants you to imagine communicating directly with students about what is working and what isn’t. Picture an open, frank, and ongoing dialogue that allows you to make necessary adjustments for this crop of students instead of waiting to implement improvements until the next time you teach a course.
With good feedback tools and practices, instructors don’t have to wait for failed exams to find out that a majority of students misunderstood a key concept or that a rich-media enhancement didn’t work the way it was supposed to. They don’t have to wait for end-of-term assessments to discover that students never felt engaged or found the technology cumbersome. You can find out exactly what students are thinking and why—whenever you like—when you have effective and constructive two-way communication channels in place.
Find out how to create that kind of beneficial student-instructor discourse in the recorded online seminar, Engage Online Students with Targeted Feedback.
In just one hour, the presenter shares the tools and strategies which help you establish and maintain a respectful and fruitful feedback loop with your students. You will learn how to engage students and generate insights that lead to immediate improvements in instructor performance, student achievement, and course quality.
The program prepares participants to:
- Select and effectively use the appropriate tool to use in giving and getting feedback
- Improve students online course experience and enhance learning
- Increase the interactivity in your courses
- Use multimedia to provide effective feedback that increases learning
An instructors willingness to listen and respond to student comments—and even criticism—conveys a sincere commitment to their academic improvement and success. That is not lost on students. Allowing them to share feedback fosters a sense of community; thus students become more engaged and grow more willing to help their peers who may struggle to grasp concepts or utilize multimedia tools. Sometimes other tech-savvy students share time-saving tips or recommend new multimedia features that enhance or clarify course material. Everyone benefits in this environment, and course evaluations and recommendations will reflect that.
“Jill offers techniques that save time and improve the student-faculty relationship.”
“The information was presented in an easy to understand manner. The speaker was clear and shared her expertise and tips with the audience. The majority of the faculty who attended it at my institution were very pleased with the content and the presenter.”
“Very informative, great presenter, great suggestions, and practices.”
- Full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty
- E-learning and online education staff
You never have to wonder how the semester is going. You can find out firsthand, right away, directly from your target audience (also known as your students). Learn how in Engage Online Students with Targeted Feedback.
This presentation incorporates video clips to help participants visualize some current online communication tools.
The Discussion Guide for facilitators provides step-by-step instructions for generating productive discussions and thoughtful reflection at your school. Sure, this seminar is already about effective communication, but you will still take away guidelines for continuing the conversation after the seminar, tailoring and implementing the strategies discussed, and creating a feedback loop for sharing best practices and challenges.
You won’t find a better professional development value.
Product Code: QC12CA