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Revision of an Optical Engineering Lecture Based on students' Evaluation of University Teaching

Beuth, T.; Danilova, S.; Babu, H.U.; Bogatscher, S.; Shinohara, L.; Heussner, N.

This article describes the revision of a lecture in optical engineering based on an evaluation of university teaching by students. Although this evaluation method is widely accepted and investigated, only few practically oriented reports on the deduction of teaching improvements from the evaluation's results on lectures are available. Our approach is the analysis of evaluation results by applying the principles of the explorative factor analysis (EFA). The changes that were derived from this analysis were mainly focused on a revision of the course structure and its presentation style.Finally, the impact of the modifications was measured by the evaluation of the lecture after the completed revision. The later evaluation showed improvements in all intended areas of interests illustrating the benefit of thorough revisions for the quality of teaching.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000043631
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.633
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung (ITIV)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2010-3689
KITopen-ID: 1000043631
Erschienen in International Journal of Information and Education Technology
Verlag IACSIT Press
Band 5
Heft 12
Seiten 890-896
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Gefördert durch den KIT-Publikationsfonds
Schlagwörter Students' evaluation of university teaching; engineering education; higher education; optical engineering
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