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SDSU Learning Research Studio (LRS) survey



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Sample Inputs

Student survey

Instructor survey

Introduction

Adapted from assessment instruments developed at North Carolina State University for the Learning In a Technology Rich Environment initiative, this instrument is an example of gathering feedback from both the students and the instructors who have had classes in a distinctive learning environment. The information can apply at several levels, from the individual faculty member, to all courses taught in a common environment, to lessons learned about innovations which might improve learning space designs and instructional practices across campus.

What are the main features?

The key characteristics of this tool include:
  • A 9-item questionnaire comprising both multiple choice and perception questions regarding the use of particular technologies and techniques particularly available in the LRS.
  • The survey focus on: (1) frequency of various activities conducted in LRS, (2) perception on LRS features for learning and teaching, and (3) perception on learning effectiveness as a result of utilizing LRS.

How do I implement it?

This parallel survey is administered online using SurveyMonkey. Faculty interested in using this web-based survey tool contact ITS for more information. The survey could conceivably be adapted for other learning environments besides the LRS.

What does it measure?

Some of the sample questions in the survey are listed as follow:
  • Frequency of various activities conducted in LRS:
    • How often do you use the equipment in the LRS to build theory (e.g. data modeling, visualization software, simulations)?
    • How often do you use the equipment in the LRS to facilitate collaboration (e.g. collaborative data environments, shared document preparation, group decision support systems)?
  • Perception on LRS features for learning and teaching:
    • How important is the instructor's presentation computer to your learning?
    • How important are the fixed white boards (along the walls) to your learning?
  • Perception on learning effectiveness as a result of utilizing LRS:
    • How do you think the depth of the material covered in this course compares to the same or similar course taught in a typical SDSU smart classroom?
    • How do you think the pace of this course compares to the same or similar course taught in a typical SDSU smart classroom?

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