Evaluation

Evaluation is a process where teachers, groups of students and/or their institution, find out, on the basis of their own perceptions, the overall quality of a programme, a course, or a teacher. Evaluation is generally part of a formative process aimed at improving standards. Evaluation is more than student feedback but often includes student feedback as a key source of evidence.

Title Description Discipline
Evaluation in Course Design Workshop slides to support staff learning when designing effective evaluation strategies. Evaluation systems, methods and how these inform course design are included.  
Evaluation techniques of teaching: focus groups and Nominal Group Technique

Workshop slides developed to introduce and demonstrate the Nominal Group Technique and a new, combined two-staged approach:  Nominal Focus Group, when working with students to gather feedback.

 
Focus Groups

Workshop slides on using focus groups, in higher education research and evaluation settings. How can we decide whether to use a focus group vs interviews or surveys? What does a focus group look like? Methods used along with strengths and weaknesses are included.

 
Maximising the impact of your project

Details of a workshop (2006) from the Centre for Excellence for Enquiry-Based Learning (CEEBL) offered on ways to maximise the impact of an educational development project.

 
The Nominal Group Technique - a practical guide for facilitators

This guide aims to provide information on a research/evaluation method which can be used to gather student feedback.  This guide comes from an ELESIG project: Using the nominal group technique with clickers to research student experiences of e-learning.  

 
Using the nominal group technique with clickers to research student experiences of e-learning: a project report

An ELESIG project that explores how The University of Liverpool researched and trialled text-entry clickers in order to establish their use in carrying out student feedback sessions. This includes the incorporation of the Nominal Group Technique.