The overall goal is to improve teaching. We want to create an interactive and user-friendly tool to facilitate the interpretation of lecture evaluations. Additionally, we evaluate different methods of feedback in terms of student participation and satisfaction of students and lecturers.
As we have experienced in our studies at TUM, the evaluation process of lectures contains unused potential:
- Old-fashioned user-interface and user-experience (UI & UX) due to lengthy, confusing questionnaires
- Irrelevant questions due to missing individualization
- Vicious cycle: in some faculties, low participation due to lack of discussion and publication of results, which leads to less meaningful results for lecturers and professors
- Unclear, puzzling reporting of the results in combination with lack of individualization and correlation analysis
First, we conduct an extensive situation analysis for which student associations, lecturers, professors as well as authorities (e.g., HRSL, ProLehre) are consulted. We implement different evaluation methods (e.g., front-end evaluation, request amendable aspects only, use of pictures) and timing (e.g., instant feedback, ex-post evaluation) to compare the effects. Moreover, we aim to individualize feedback by developing an interpretation tool which enables the user to filter, discover correlations, compare their results to benchmarks (summative evaluation) and descriptive presentation. To implement these methods at TUM, they need to be adapted to meet the TUM guidelines.
- Stefan Engels
- Stefan Lehner
- Judith Paripovic
- Pascal Resch
- Paul Sieber
- Konstantin Riedl
- Dennis Goldner
- Prof. Dr. Annette Noschka-Roos