Wednesday, November 2
2:25-2:50 PM
Room 3

Meaningful Midterm Feedback: Reflective Evaluations as a Tool for Midterm Course Adaptation

Full Paper: Based or Practice Based ID: 61644
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    Sara Fier
    Northwestern Health Sciences University
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    Mary Risacher
    Southwest Minnesota State University

Abstract: This presentation builds on the work the researchers previously conducted on using an end-of-semester reflective student evaluation. This presentation will share information about phase two of the research, in which the researchers implemented a reflective student evaluation at mid-semester. The hope was that doing so would provide a mid-semester opportunity to be responsive to student concerns as opposed to learning about the concerns at the end of the semester through the results of a traditional course evaluation. The mid-semester reflective evaluation also gave students an opportunity to consider their approach to the course, with adequate time remaining in the semester to make adjustments. Despite the fact that mid-term course evaluations are discussed in the literature, the use of a reflective mid-term course evaluation does not seem well-researched. The researchers hope to help address that gap. A pilot study of this research was conducted in an online course during spring semester 2022. Students completed a reflective course evaluation at midterm and again at the end of the semester. This presentation will share preliminary study results. The midterm reflections provided an opportunity to check in with students about their approach to the course and their perception of progress toward attaining learning outcomes, along with student feedback and suggestions about the content, format, and materials.

Presider: Nicholas Napolitano, Georgian Court University


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