Course Evaluation

Course Evaluation Item Pool

Reference: Ehrmann, S., & Zuniga, R., 1997. The Flashlight Current Student Inventory. Corporation for Public Broadcasting. http://www.tltgroup.org/
Our UD site license requires that the following statement be included in any publications that result from studies that make use of the Flashlight items: The survey instrument was created with the aid of the Flashlight Current Student Inventory, an evaluation toolkit that was developed with the aid of funding from the Annenberg/CPB Project.

Course Evaluation Item Pool

To supplement your current course ratings, you may wish to ask students questions that pertain to characteristics of your course which are not addressed on the student feedback form you are using. You may select from the survey items listed below that address various aspects of instruction:

Please use the following set of response options for these items.Use the following instructions: Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements using the scale.

1 = Strongly Disagree
2 = Disagree
3 = Agree
4 = Strongly Agree
5 = Not applicable for this class

*Note for Administering Additional Questions. Prepare additional questions, scale, and instructions on a separate page to distribute to the students OR make a transparency slide of the additional questions.

Technology

  • Because of the way this course used technology (e.g., computer simulation, internet, multimedia, etc.) I was better able to understand the ideas and concepts that were taught in this course.
  • The technology used in this course was a highly effective way for me to learn the course content.

Because of the way this course was taught:

  • I am more likely to apply what I learned to real world problems.
  • I was more likely to work on assignments with other students.
  • I was more likely to search for answers to my questions on the internet rather than asking the instructor or other students.
  • I was more likely to discuss ideas and concepts taught in this course with other students.
  • Because of the way this course used email, I was more likely to ask for clarification when I didn’t understand.

Prerequisites for Using Technology

  • I was at a disadvantage in this course because I didn’t possess adequate typing skills.
  • I was at a disadvantage in this course because I didn’t possess adequate computer skills.

Active Learning

  • I actively participated in scheduled discussions about course material.
  • I asked for clarification when I didn’t understand the material.
  • I was encouraged by the instructor to take responsibility for my own learning.
  • I was very comfortable participating in discussions for this course.

Collaborative Learning

  • I worked on assignments/projects for this course with other students.
  • I discussed and/or commented on other students’ assignments/projects for this course.
  • The emphasis on working in groups in this course helped me to understand the ideas and concepts being taught.

High Expectations for All Students

  • The instructor encouraged students to take responsibility for their own learning.

Rich and Rapid Feedback

  • The instructor provided detailed comments on my assignments/projects.
  • I received comments on assignments from my instructor quickly.
  • I learned from the comments made by the instructor on assignments or exams.

Using Time Productively

  • I spent too much time trying to gain access to a computer/getting on-line.
  • I spent too much time learning how to use the technology (e.g., email, listserve, powerpoint, internet, etc.)
  • The technology (e.g., email, listserve, powerpoint, internet, etc.) used in this course helped me complete assignments, projects on time.
  • Producing web-based materials takes time away from learning ideas and concepts taught in this class.
  • Because of the way this course used multimedia presentations/lectures, the instructor moved too fast through the course material.

Engagement in Learning

  • Assignments in this course were stimulating.
  • Because I found this course intellectually stimulating, I worked on optional assignments/projects.

Faculty-Student Interaction

  • I felt comfortable telling the instructor of this course when I disagreed with something s/he said.
  • I felt comfortable discussing my personal, academic, professional, or personal goals with the instructor of this course.
  • I felt comfortable discussing with the instructor the comments s/he made on one or more of my assignments, projects, or exams.
  • Related to course material, the instructor was interested in what I had to say.
  • The instructor encouraged students to take advantage of his/her office hours.

Cognitive and Creative Outcomes

  • The course helped me to learn to work through a process to solve problems.
  • Because of the way this course used student work groups, I was better able to visualize the ideas and concepts that were taught in this course.
  • Because of the way this course used technology (e.g., email, listserve, powerpoint, internet, etc.), I am better able to visualize the ideas and concepts that were taught in this course.
  • Because of the way this course used technology (e.g., email, listserve, powerpoint, internet, etc.), I am better able to communicate my ideas to others.

Because of the way this course was taught:

  • I was encouraged to exercise my creativity.
  • I was able to conduct experiments and/or experience situations that I would not have been able to otherwise.
  • I was better able to visualize the ideas and concepts taught in this course.
  • I am better able to remember important facts.
  • I learned how to work in a team to complete projects/assignments.

Time on Task

  • Because of the way this course was taught (OR Because of the way this course used technology), I spent more time studying than I normally do.

Respect for Diversity

  • This course gave me experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • The instructor of this course showed respect for all students in the course.
  • The instructor of this course encouraged me to respect points of view different from my own.
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