Online Learning Update

April 28, 2018

What do students want most? To be treated with respect

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by the Guardian

We wanted to discover what students felt we did well so we could encourage more of the same and celebrate our successes, hoping to improve our scores in the National Student Survey and the teaching excellence framework. The feedback from the 1,000 responses was pleasingly positive in some areas. We felt smug that our students largely appreciated our efforts. But there was an unsettling, underlying narrative in the responses which felt shocking. Students were essentially asking: why don’t academics have more humanity? They highlighted the lack of kindness, integrity and understanding when academic staff were interacting with them. Seemingly these are the things students really want more of – and so they should. We all deserve these in our lives.

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