The Role of Student Feedback in Evaluating and Revising a Blended Learning Course
Blended learning courses, which combine online coursework with face-to-face class sessions, are becoming a very popular form of course delivery in colleges and universities. This study provides a longitudinal analysis of data from 2001-2007 for a graduate level course in library and information science given through a combination of online, interactive television, and on campus class sessions. Student feedback was gathered via open-ended questions on surveys conducted within WebCT course management software. Data was analyzed to track student evaluations of course elements including textbooks, assignments, and delivery modes. Revisions were made and the success or failure of the changes evaluated through subsequent surveys. Advantages and disadvantages of this method are assessed.
Keywords: Blended Learning, Student Feedback, Student Satisfaction, Course Evaluation
Prof. Linda Brew
Library Associate Professor, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont