In this section you will look at ways you can evaluate your course in terms of blended learning.
Reflect on your course and current outcomes. Ask yourself the following:
How do I know my students are learning?
Is my teaching plan functioning well?
Are my students actually learning the right things?
Can my students "demonstrate" the right things?
Where are the gaps in the learning?
2. Seek and observe reaction - Gather feedback from your students
measurement of student reactions through simple surveys following a
learning activity. Surveys provide a window into how your learners are
responding to the learning event, will they be enough to back you up
when there is a need to change or alter what activities you are
Observe and engage with your students
Use a Moodle Discussion forum activity to ask students to post about their experiences during the course (can choose anonymously if preferred)
change you can provide pre and post quizzes to assess knowledge on a
specific subject has increased. Through practice exercises and
knowledge checks, you can track some general measures of learning
change. However, learning does not necessarily equal improved
Can learners demonstrate the learning outcomes for the course?
learning involves memory. Although there is still much to learn here,
are we sure the learning is reaching deeper long-term memory?
Are learners given every opportunity to offer you feedback to your on activities/teaching approach?
Are students engaging in your Moodle course content. Moodle provides teachers with course Live logs and activity logs which may help with this analysis.
4. Seek feedback and collaborate with others
This is a very valuable way of gathering feedback for change. Gather feedback from others in your school. Demonstrate a scholarship of teaching by communicating and collaborating with others to meets goals and establish processes within your team.
Share your blended learning plan with a colleague/mentor/APM and ask for feedback. Download a Course Map Blended Planning template to get you started.
Involve your TPA Liaison.
They are invaluable in assisting in the development of blended learning
plans and supporting your development. Find out more about Te Puna Ako
5. Results - can student changes in behaviour be quantified
Set measurable, specific task learning objectives
Evaluate the quality of your course objectives
the course objectives encourage the inclusion of student graduate
profiles - communication, collaboration, digital and information
Tip: Use Bloom’s taxonomy to
help identify where you are on the learning hierarchy and then which
verb might be most appropriate. The competency level (1-6) can give you a
clue as to what level of Bloom’s taxonomy your objectives should be.
(Please note: The competency levels DO NOT have any relation to the NZQA
Follow-up questions on your Moodle Course visual design
Do you have enough content? Too much content?
Are the instructions clear? Do students know what to do?
Does the visual LMS (Learning Management System - in our case, Moodle) experience work? Or are students muddled or confused?