You might want to research your students' learning experience
- To integrate research more closely into undergraduate learning
- To evaluate new learning media, in particular e-learning and blended learning
- Because quality assurance procedures require it
- Because it interests you
- Because you think students could learn more effectively in a different way
Methods and Tools
- Student Feedback: When using student feedback to evaluate their overall learning experience it is important to be clear what kind of information you want and therefore how you elicit it.
- Action Research: Action Research (AR). AR is rigorous educational or sociological research. It usually yields information specific to given contexts or people and is useful for continuing professional, teaching or curriculum development.
- Focus Groups: These are an effective way of establishing valid and eliable qualitative data in respect of groups, if conducted rigourously.
- Benchmarking: These pages show an approach to benchmarking: a way of improving practice through critical comparison with good practice norms.
- Surveys: These pages show a variety of ways of implementing and provide links relating to the effective use of student surveys to chararcterise and to shape the student experience