USING MICROSOFT ACCESS, AND THE QUESTIONNAIRE TOOL IN MOODLE TO PROVIDE COURSE AND INSTRUCTOR EVALUATIONS
Thompson Rivers University (CANADA)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The current version of the Moodle Learning Management System has a good Questionnaire third party Plugin for providing student feedback on his/her course. However, in order to do any post analysis and to ensure participant anonymity, Thompson Rivers University created a custom analysis script in Access and exported the Questionnaire results into a CSV file, before importing the file into Access. The interface is extremely simple to use and provides simple means and frequencies for the questions. The questionnaire third party plugin is also mobile friendly so students can use their smart phones to participate.
Thompson Rivers University was faced with replacing their current paper based evaluation tool with an on-line tool and required a simple affordable solution. A request for proposals went out to commercial software vendors but it was felt that we should find an in-house solution as soon as possible while the formal process is underway.
This paper will explain the issues faced with doing the questionnaire and how we mitigated the anonymity perception and simplified the process for instructors to include this instrument in their course. The presentation will also examine the post questionnaire analysis and the appropriateness of the statistics to provide a meaningful evaluation tool for faculty, Chairs, Deans or other Administrators. This presentation will be of interest to those that are contemplating an on-line system and are interested in not only our simple solution but the issues facing those that would like to implement a similar process.
Keywords: Moodle, Questionnaire, Course Evaluation, Instructor Evaluation, instructor feedback.