Evaluation of educational innovations at scale

STATS Level of DifficultyMediumUnit Size EvaluatedLargeScopeTrimester DeliveryHybridResources NeededQualtrics or any survey toolRelated PatternsUNIT HANDOVER This pattern is concerned with developing a structured approach to evaluating the implementation of educational innovations in large units of study.  Working with large units requires a structured approach to evaluation because small issues may have a big impact due toContinue reading “Evaluation of educational innovations at scale”

Not another survey! 5 tips for drawing students to your survey

“Not another survey!” We all live in a survey world and so do students. I can empathise with how students feel. As a recent graduate myself, I recall receiving emails from several institutions and departments wanting my opinion about different things. Heck, I can’t even listen to my favourite tunes by Rita Ora or EDMContinue reading “Not another survey! 5 tips for drawing students to your survey”

Designing Digitally Engaging Courses and Activities

Have you received student feedback that indicates disengagement with their Canvas activities? You are not alone and this feedback provides an opportunity for reflection and improvement, revising how your online courses are digitally designed and presented. If you have an interest in educational technologies and curriculum design methodologies to enhance the student experience, this isContinue reading “Designing Digitally Engaging Courses and Activities”

Evaluation in Practice: How Do We Know What Works?

In last week’s blog post, Elaine Huber outlined research on evaluation which prompted us to respond to her questions about how evaluation is conducted in practice and what we have learnt from the process. At Business Co-Design (BCD), we have developed an evaluation framework to determine the success of educational developments, especially those being madeContinue reading “Evaluation in Practice: How Do We Know What Works?”

Evaluation for Learning

Evaluation is a loaded term. Some see it solely from a judgment perspective and disdain the process. Others see it from a learning perspective and welcome it.  Evaluation comes in all shapes and sizes. Depending on our approach, and perhaps shaped by our disciplinary perspectives, we tend to determine how and whether (if at all)Continue reading “Evaluation for Learning”