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What Impacts Course Evaluation?

Larsson, Erik LU ; Amirijoo, Mehdi; Karlsson, Daniel and Eles, Petru Ion (2007) 12th SIGCSE Conf. on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education In [Host publication title missing] p.333-333
Abstract
Today most universities are using course evaluations. However, course evaluations are often discussed and questioned. This paper reports on a survey where we aim at finding out (1) if students have a preconceived notion of a course, (2) if course evaluation scores can be predicted early in a course, (3) if exam throughput impacts course evaluation, and (4) if web-based evaluation reflects the general opinion from students. The results from the study indicate that students do not let preconceived notion impact nor does exam throughput matter to course evaluation. Further, the final web-based results seem to correlate with opinion of students attending lectures. However, the evaluation grades tend to be defined early in the course; hence... (More)
Today most universities are using course evaluations. However, course evaluations are often discussed and questioned. This paper reports on a survey where we aim at finding out (1) if students have a preconceived notion of a course, (2) if course evaluation scores can be predicted early in a course, (3) if exam throughput impacts course evaluation, and (4) if web-based evaluation reflects the general opinion from students. The results from the study indicate that students do not let preconceived notion impact nor does exam throughput matter to course evaluation. Further, the final web-based results seem to correlate with opinion of students attending lectures. However, the evaluation grades tend to be defined early in the course; hence first impression lasts. (Less)
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education, computer science, course evaluation
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Higher Education
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[Host publication title missing]
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333 - 333
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ACM
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12th SIGCSE Conf. on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
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978-1-59593-610-3
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10.1145/1269900.1268901
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English
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  author       = {Larsson, Erik and Amirijoo, Mehdi and Karlsson, Daniel and Eles, Petru Ion},
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  language     = {eng},
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  title        = {What Impacts Course Evaluation?},
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  year         = {2007},
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