Learning analytics, student satisfaction, and student performance at the UK Open University – by Tony Bates https://t.co/jDStMfpKuq pic.twitter.com/SXBOl0nN1e
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Learning analytics, student satisfaction, and student performance at the UK Open University
There is little correlation between student course evaluations and student performance
The design of the course matters
Student feedback on the quality of a course is really important but it is more useful as a conversation between students and instructors/designers than as a quantitative ranking of the quality of a course. In fact using learner satisfaction as a way to rank teaching is highly misleading. Learner satisfaction encompasses a very wide range of factors as well as the teaching of a particular course.
this research provides quantitative evidence of the importance of learning design in online and distance teaching. Good design leads to better learning outcomes. We need a shift in the power balance between university and college subject experts and learning designers resulting in the latter being treated as at least equals in the teaching process.
more on learning analytics in this IMS blog