Getting feedback from your course students
It is extremely important for you to get feedback from your learners, either at the end of the course or periodically throughout the course. Not only does it help you create the best course you can, but it helps a two-way conversation with your learners.
If it a new course, I tend to ask for feedback on a regular basis, but if the course has been improved from the feedback I have already gotten, then I might do this just once at the end of the course, again, this depends on how big the course is.
You need to make it the feedback forms anonymous, so that the learner feels that they can give an honest review without them feeling embarrassed.
Students feel more comfortable if they can leave their feedback online so they can be as expressive as they possibly can, knowing that their feedback is anonymous they can be really honest and the more honest a feedback you can get, will help you understand how you can create a better course for them, not only now, but in the future as well.
Also when you are creating survey, try and make the feedback forms as easy as possible to answer, although it’s also important that they have a free space to add any other comments that they might find usual to help you build a better course. The survey should be no longer than a few minutes for them to complete.
For example, here is a very short feedback form that you can gauge how well the learner felt that the lesson was:-
This lesson topic was helpful.
1 2 3 4 5
The lesson held my attention.
1 2 3 4 5
The lesson was easy to understand.
1 2 3 4 5
What I liked about this lesson:
What I did not like about this lesson:
I would suggest the following to improve the lesson:
Just a few questions that they could answer just by ticking a few boxes, but also a couple of free texts that they can answer that will help you improve your courses.
How to make the feedback anonymous.
Don’t forget to analyse the answers on a regular basis, and what I tend to do on a beta course is to use this feedback to keep ?? I put a feedback link on most of my lessons, especially if it is a very in-depth lesson and I use Limesurvey, and as soon as the student has completed a feedback form, I get an email notification immediately, so this enables me to check the feedback and implement any changes I need to to make.
I have a sample form for you to download, just head on over to kazjohnson.com/119 to download it.
Do you already implement feedback from your learners? If so, how do you do it? If now, why not sign up for Survey Monkey and implement it now with your learners, as I said, just keep it simple, but you will find their feedback invaluable.
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