Activity: 30 mins: Workshop evaluation and next steps

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Rebecca Galley
4 November 2009

Please answer the questions as fully as possible:

  • Have your objectives for the workshop been met?
  • What 3 words would you use to describe Cloudworks?
  • What 3 words would you use to describe CompendiumLD?
  • What action points have you identified as a result of this workshop?
  • What did you like about the format of the workshop?
  • What didn't you like or could be improved?

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Rebecca Galley
4:35pm 10 November 2009 (Edited 10:46am 21 June 2010)


Thanks for all those who gave us feedback. If you didn't get a chance before you left please do so here (see questions above)

Workshop format positives?

Excellent atmosphere conducive to learning

On site. Good timekeeping.

  1. Practical
  2. feedback
  3. continuity
  1. Hands-on work
  2. Complimentary elements to the day
  3. Expert presence

I like the sequence of activities, I like the buddy idea, Rebecca's contributions were particularly valuable - would have liked more.

Hands on/ practical/ interaction… especially the stalls!

Workshop format - suggested changes?

  1. Simplify instructions
  2. Timings - too much in too short a time. Need input and time for exploration and consolidation

Not easy to navigate Cloudworks

Pre workshop asumptions about teams (pre-workshop activity)

Would like more formal assessment of designs & feedback from other teams

Presumed you had a course to design rather than looking at general principles. Too many chefs. Need more of a narrative to glue the sessions together. Some of the activities expected participants to drive the session rather than applying expertise.

Compendium LD- I found that it did take time to get used to the software… and even then, I thought I could have done the same job more quickly in PowerPoint, or better still, using pen and paper! (and I heard similar comments from other academics!) I am sorry! Cloudworks is great, but I am not convinced that the majority of academics would use this (it will probably be the usual suspects!)… I am sure that they would probably address such issues face to face over a cup of tea! Of course- I would be looking out for your research findings because I would like to see what the evaluation actually says.

3 words to describe Cloudworks:

  1. Interesting
  2. Structure
  3. Has potential

Not for me

  1. Huge!!!
  2. Needs to be more navigable
  1. Inspired
  2. Unfriendly
  3. Unnavigable
  1. Collaborative
  2. Sharing
  3. Networking

3 words to describe CompendiumLD

  1. Workable
  2. Technical
  3. Molecular

Prefer Inspiration

  1. Useful
  2. Bespoke
  1. Visualising
  2. Design
  3. Methods

USEFUL 

  1. Activity/ resource links
  2. Powerful
  3. Remembering to remember
  1. Interesting
  2. Clunky
  3. Unoriginal
  1. Planning
  2. Relationships
  3. Pedagogy

Action Points?

To review all existing workshops & training events using concepts and tools from today

To evaluate current provision using At a Glance map

Redesigning/ continual evaluation

Need to explore Cloudworks further

Need to look more into the theory of blended learning as it was not addressed.

I think that it is not so much an action point, but more a general consideration for myself. I quite often get enthusiastic about technology without considering more fully the pedagogical aspects of course/ module design. I think this stems from the historical evolution of e-learning at Brunel, which was once target based and is recently more quality driven. It is often forgotten that learning technologists also may need to adapt to the changing nature of e-learning.

This session was useful for me because it was a form of ‘professional development’…. It has encouraged me to think more about module and course design.

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