Learn how to create an ongoing feedback loop with students

Engage Online Students with Targeted Feedback

Wouldn’t you want to know if you’ve veered off track? And wouldn’t you want to know as soon as you took a wrong turn and not another twenty miles down the road? The sooner you know, the sooner you can correct your course and get headed in the right direction.

That’s the idea behind student-instructor feedback. Imagine communicating directly with students about what is working and what isn’t. Picture an open and ongoing dialog that allows you to make necessary adjustments right away instead of waiting until the next time you teach a course to implement improvements.

With good feedback tools and practices, you don’t have to wait for failed exams to find out that a majority of students misunderstood a key concept. You don’t have to wait for end-of-term assessments to discover that students never felt engaged or found a new technology cumbersome. You can find out exactly what students are thinking and why when you have effective and constructive two-way communication channels in place.

Watch a brief clip from the seminar:

In just one hour, online communication guru Jill Schiefelbein shares the tools and strategies that will help you establish and maintain a respectful and fruitful feedback loop with your students. You will learn how to engage students and generate insights that lead to immediate improvements in instructor performance, student achievement, and course quality.

Having taken, taught, and developed online courses for the past 10 years, Schiefelbein knows that the dynamics of virtual classrooms are different than those of traditional classrooms. As the owner of Impromptu Guru, a company that helps individuals and groups improve online and face-to-face communication, Schiefelbein stays on the cutting-edge of online communication advancements. She is always ready with fresh ideas and new tactics as technologies evolve and expectations rise.

In Engage Online Students with Targeted Feedback, Schiefelbein explains why open lines of communication can lead to better educational outcomes. She also shares her best practices and favorite technological tools—many of which are free and easy to access and use.

In just 60 minutes Schiefelbein prepares participants to:

  • Understand and express the role communication plays in an online student’s course experiences and learning processes;
  • Identify appropriate strategies and methods for giving and receiving feedback;
  • Utilize multimedia technologies to deliver useful and purposeful feedback back and forth with students; and
  • Maintain an effective communication loop that increases student interactivity, performance, and satisfaction.

An instructor’s willingness to listen and respond to student comments—and even criticism—conveys a sincere commitment to their academic improvement and success. That is not lost on students. Allowing them to share feedback fosters a sense of community. Thus, students become more engaged and grow more willing to help their peers who may struggle to grasp concepts or utilize multimedia tools. Sometimes other tech-savvy students share timesaving tips or recommend new multimedia features that enhance or clarify course material. Everyone benefits in this environment, and course evaluations and recommendations will reflect that.

When you order the recording of this seminar on CD, you’ll also receive the complete transcript.

An optional Campus Access License is available for an additional $200. It allows the purchasing institution to upload the CD of the seminar onto the institution’s password-protected internal website for unlimited access by the entire campus community.

All seminars include a discussion guide for facilitators
Participating in a Magna Online Seminar as a team can help leverage unique insights, foster collaboration, and build momentum for change. Each seminar includes a Discussion Guide for Facilitators which provides step-by-step instructions for generating productive discussions and thoughtful reflection. You’ll also get guidelines for continuing the conversation after the event, implementing the strategies discussed, and creating a feedback loop for sharing best practices and challenges.


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