Curious to see what metrics are being used to demonstrate that course redesigns have had a positive outcome on learning?
We did away with a lot of "clutter" and received a lot of good feedback from students and staff.
good question, we do not currently do this but I would think speaking with the instructor to get their perspective. Did they have a better experience, did they see students learning more and creating strong work. Also, ask the students for their perspective. I would also think that signs of success may not be seen the first semester the new design is implemented. I would look at data from the second time the new design is used on, to collect and analyze data.
In my experience, student learning is as much dependent on the content (e.g., clear directions for assignments) and instructor presence or more so than it is correlated to course design.
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