June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
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The Effect of Active Collaborative Learning on Instructor Evaluations: An Observational StudyAbstract (250-500 words)The combination of active and collaborative learning has been shown to increase studentlearning but what happens to the perception of the instructor? A transformed ergonomics labstructure resulted in low student evaluations prompting a quick fix using active collaborativelearning techniques. The results of active collaboration on the instructor evaluation weresurprising. An increase of more than a point on a 5-point Likert scale along with all measures ofteaching effectiveness clearly show the positive effect of active collaborative learning in theengineering classroom.This paper describes a lab course that was initially transformed utilizing Bloom’s Taxonomywith disastrous results on the instructor evaluation. Small changes requiring very little instructorpreparation time turned the class around into a high-scoring, active and collaborative learningenvironment. The IDEA Evaluation System will be described and utilized based on instructoroverall scores as well as the comparison of teaching methods and styles.
Lynch-Caris, T. M. (2014, June), The Effect of Active Collaborative Learning on Instructor Evaluations: An Observational Study Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--23134
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