Presentation Title

Students, What Are They Thinking? The Influence of Timely Feedback and Utilization of Blackboard on Student Engagement

Advisor Information

Lisa Scherer

Location

UNO Criss Library, Room 249

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

6-3-2015 3:15 PM

End Date

6-3-2015 3:30 PM

Abstract

Purpose of Research: Student concerns on the timeliness of feedback and utilization of Blackboard in relation to the student experience drove the research. We, as members of Student Government, wanted to respond to these concerns. With the assistance of Faculty Senate members, trained in survey methodology, we collaboratively developed a campus-wide survey of UNO students. Ultimately, we wanted to evaluate and better understand how to improve the quality of their experience. Information regarding these topics was previously unavailable. Methodology: A total of 1478 students at UNO voluntarily responded to an anonymous online survey created by a six-member team of faculty and student senators. The link to the survey was distributed to the UNO students via email and Blackboard on April 2, 2014, and the survey was closed on May 2, 2014. The survey consisted of 23 closed-ended questions covering the following: demographic information, timeliness of feedback within courses, utilization of Blackboard, the outcomes of student academic satisfaction, engagement, and intentions to quit UNO or college. Results and Discussion: The presentation will cover the results for three major research questions: the relationship between demographic information and outcomes, the relationship between feedback variables and outcomes, and the relationship between Blackboard usage and outcomes. These results will be situated within the scholarly literature on student engagement. Implications and future steps will be identified.

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Mar 6th, 3:15 PM Mar 6th, 3:30 PM

Students, What Are They Thinking? The Influence of Timely Feedback and Utilization of Blackboard on Student Engagement

UNO Criss Library, Room 249

Purpose of Research: Student concerns on the timeliness of feedback and utilization of Blackboard in relation to the student experience drove the research. We, as members of Student Government, wanted to respond to these concerns. With the assistance of Faculty Senate members, trained in survey methodology, we collaboratively developed a campus-wide survey of UNO students. Ultimately, we wanted to evaluate and better understand how to improve the quality of their experience. Information regarding these topics was previously unavailable. Methodology: A total of 1478 students at UNO voluntarily responded to an anonymous online survey created by a six-member team of faculty and student senators. The link to the survey was distributed to the UNO students via email and Blackboard on April 2, 2014, and the survey was closed on May 2, 2014. The survey consisted of 23 closed-ended questions covering the following: demographic information, timeliness of feedback within courses, utilization of Blackboard, the outcomes of student academic satisfaction, engagement, and intentions to quit UNO or college. Results and Discussion: The presentation will cover the results for three major research questions: the relationship between demographic information and outcomes, the relationship between feedback variables and outcomes, and the relationship between Blackboard usage and outcomes. These results will be situated within the scholarly literature on student engagement. Implications and future steps will be identified.