19 december 2014

Evaluation of first weeks with Didactor

We have now been using the platform Didactor for some weeks and suddenly we needed some results to publish in a report. Of course we were about to ask for feedback but not so soon. Anyways, the feedback are now in and as students rarely understands completeness and only looking for what's best for themselves the feedback has been a bit negative. 

Thoughts of the students
The negative voices mostly because you can't be lazy anymore. You can't sleep during classes and doing else stuff and you must attend the classes. In the long run, when you look back at your education it's not a bad thing even though, at this moment, it of course can be very negative.

Also, everyone does not learn in the same universal way, but that's not something new, that problem we (teachers) always have had. Most funny, even though they tell us they hate the tool (Didactor) they learn and learn more and they are more active. Last but not least, they have a much better awareness of their knowledge, their self-evaluation and if they have passed the course or not.

In the evaluation we've been asking lots of questions, these maybe are the most interesting:

Prior knowledge

Self-assessment before

Self-assessment afterwards

Enjoy (using a new tool)


Proficiency after the course

What unintentional learning occurred?
  • Information retrieval
  • Languages (Finnish, English, Swedish)
  • Use your computer (1:1 program)
  • Be able to plan and be proactive
  • Collaborate
  • Problem solution
  • Social media (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram)

I feel that my knowledge after the course is

Thoughts of the teachers
We the teachers has listen and are changing our ways (more variety) but will keep use didactor. Previously, students just been happy to pass the course, now they want to have more knowledge and higher ratings.
  • We have never been so present in our courses
  • It was a long time ago it was so fun to teach
  • Entire groups come through the courses (higher throughput)
  • Higher skill levels generally in the groups
  • Less stress on the students (will I pass the course?)
  • Less negative stress on teachers (has been replaced by positive stress)

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