Teaching & Learning – Reciprocal Feedback in the Online Classroom – Magna Publications

Teaching & Learning – Reciprocal Feedback in the Online Classroom – Magna Publications.

Understanding learners’ experiences in the online classroom can help you improve your courses for current and future students and help build a strong learning community. Jill Schiefelbein, owner and guru of Impromptu Guru, a company focused on helping individuals and groups improve communication in both face-to-face and online environments, recommends using a reciprocal feedback process to elicit this valuable information from students.

Giving feedback about the learning experience might be new to some students. In order to get students on board with this process, Schiefelbein includes two videos in her courses: one that introduces the instructor and one that explains course expectations. “I make these two separate videos because they are for two very different purposes. I don’t want to put them together. I want them to be short and to the point,” Schiefelbein says.

Read more of Rob Kelly’s article at Magna Publications website.

This article originally appeared in the newsletter Online Classroom 12.5 (2012): 4, 5. The Online Classroomnewsletter helps you stay current with the latest trends in online learning by offering ideas and advice for the new trailblazers in higher education.

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About David W Brodosi

David Brodosi is currently the Interim Director of Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Before that, David was the Coordinator of Operations for the Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services Department and has almost 23 years of combined online and classroom technology support services experience in higher education. Current projects include implementing Quality Matters to promote quality assurance in online courses and the AV design of the new USF St. Petersburg Kate Tiedemann College of Business.

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