After inserting the polling function into this blog as a way of getting feedback from you, I found that it works 700% better than waiting for your comments to the posts! That’s pretty good statistics. Here’s the trick, though – 7 of you responded to the polls while only 1 of you has actually made a comment on the posts. So – we like the immediacy of polling! Remember, in polls with a dark blank bar underneath the options, YOU can write YOUR free answers! Fun! Interesting! Useful! Thanks!
88% of respondents said that multimedia did help their learning
50% said that the powerpoint presentations were a very useful tool
25% said that film would be good (we have some coming up!)
25% said that the blog was a good instrument – when asked about the utility of teaching instruments in the course.
About the blog, most of you liked the lesson recordings and the side-bar links. Good! I hope the lesson recordings are useful. Again, nothing beats coming to class! I’d sure miss you all if I were there by myself!
The number of respondents is low, but again, 7 times greater than the “comment function”!
So here’s another poll about feedback. Professors often ask themselves (and colleagues) about this. I’m going to ask you directly.
I realise that it is unrealistic to expect students to want to interact that much about “class stuff” outside of class. Let’s be honest, I never would have done it in the first couple of years of university. Here’s another poll.
If you answer “yes” to the above poll, here’s another one!
That’s enough for polls today. Do YOU have polling questions you’d like me to post? Just write in! I remind you that the polling function, unlike the comment function, is TOTALLY ANONYMOUS!!! I do not know WHO responds to these polls. Also, I remind possible podcasters to send in their mp3 files to my e-mail address! We should do at least one before Christmas!
All the best!