Assessment Survey

A formal assessment of the tools, including student surveys, a TA focus group, and my own reflective analysis were administrated and informed alterations and new goals of the blended classroom. In particular, I will refer to 3 surveys administered in the last 3 iterations of the class.

  • 3 hour Not Blended This class that did not use the resources or the peer review, and worked just as the class has for the last 8 years, 149 of 189 students responded to the survey.
  • 3 hour Blended The second survey was for a class that was “flipped” so the online technical demonstrations and peer review were administered but in-class hours were not yet reduced, therefore it stayed at a 3 hour lab time and is labelled in the graphs, 124 of 193 students responded to the survey.
  • 2 hour Blended The third class that was surveyed was the Media Studies stream in the Co-ordinated Arts Program (CAP) class which did utilize the technical demonstration videos, had been reduced in hours, but did not contain the peer review instead an ePortfolio was part of the curriculum. This is also a smaller section of 100 students of which 81 responded to the survey.

An evaluation and summary of the results can be found here.


Quantitative Data Survey

Question Set 1 (This question was only given to the ‘flipped’ classes) How many videos or modules did you complete (watched videos and attempted some quiz questions) for the class in total?  You may check multiple boxes.

a) I completed five or less videos b) I completed or attempted ten or less videos in total c) I completed most or all the Fundamentals Module 1 d) I completed most or all of the Photoshop Introduction videos, Module 2 e) I completed most or all of the Premiere Introduction videos, Module 4 f) I completed most or all of the Photoshop Advanced videos, Module 3 g) I completed most or all of the Premiere Advanced videos, Module 5 h) I watched some or all of the videos located in Appendix A: Concepts i) I watched some or all of the videos located in Appendix B: UBC Facilities j) I watched everything!

Question Set 2 To what extend did _______________________ help you to develop an understanding of contemporary art and artistic practice?

a) Lab activities and discussions b) Readings and reading discussions c) Working with specific mediums (still for first project, moving image for second) d) Technical demonstrations and quizzes e) Creation of artistic projects f) Lectures and in-lecture activities g) Informal conversations with other students h) Opportunities to interact with the course instructor and/or TA i) In-class Critiques j) Written Peer Review k) Other class activities: ___________ (please specify)

Likert Scale of “Very Little” “Somewhat” “Quite a bit” and “A great Deal” Question Set 3 How relevant is the capabilities/abilities/comprehension/skills of _______________ for you to be able to make a contemporary art work?

a) comprehension of the role of concept, idea or thought in art-making b) ability to understand the innate characteristics of a medium, or medium specificity c) ability to read and appreciate or even define contemporary art d) comprehension of philosophical or theoretical aspects of art and image making e) ability to dissect meaning of appropriated sources of visual culture f) utilize formal compositional skills g) technical execution skills h) capability to be creative and expand or shift viewpoint i) ability to critique art j) other capabilities: _________ (please specify)

Likert Scale of  “I don’t know” “Not relevant” “Moderately relevant” and “Extremely Relevant” Question Set 4 How challenging was it for you to acquire the ____________________

a) comprehension of the role of concept, idea or thought in art-making b) ability to understand the innate characteristics of a medium, or medium specificity c) ability to read and appreciate or even define contemporary art d) comprehension of philosophical or theoretical aspects of art and image making e) ability to dissect meaning of appropriated sources of visual culture f) utilize formal compositional skills g) technical execution skills h) capability to be creative and expand or shift viewpoint i) ability to critique art j) other capabilities: _________ (please specify)

Likert Scale of  “I don’t know” “Not challenging” “Moderately challenging” and “Extremely challenging” Question Set 5 How confident are you now with the ability to ________________ ?

a) comprehension of the role of concept, idea or thought in art-making b) ability to understand the innate characteristics of a medium, or medium specificity c) ability to read and appreciate or even define contemporary art d) comprehension of philosophical or theoretical aspects of art and image making e) ability to dissect meaning of appropriated sources of visual culture f) utilize formal compositional skills g) technical execution skills h) capability to be creative and expand or shift viewpoint i) ability to critique art j) other capabilities: _________ (please specify)

Likert Scale of  “I don’t know” “Not confident” “Moderately confident” and “Extremely confident”

 

Qualitative Data:

  • Question Set 2 (k):  If any, what other class activities that helped you to develop an understanding of contemporary art and artistic practice?
  • Questions Set 3 (j): If any, what other capabilities (beyond what is listed) do you feel are relevant for you to be able to make a contemporary art work?
  • Question Set 4 (j):  If any, what other capabilities (beyond what is listed) did you find challenging for you to be able to make a contemporary art work?
  • Questions Set 5 (j):  If any, what other capabilities (beyond what is listed) are you confident in applying to the creation of a contemporary art work?
  • Short Answer #1:  What do you anticipate that you will still remember 5 years from now that you learned in this course?
  • (Optional) Short Answer #2:  Is there anything else you wish to add that would help the Instructor to make this course more successful?
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