Smartphone-assisted student feedback to lecturers for better engineering education

Hannah Bijlsma*, Adrie Visscher

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One way to work on improving engineering education is to collect and use student feedback about lecturers’ teaching quality. However, as a lecturer in engineering education, it is not always easy to obtain such feedback. Therefore, the Impact! tool was developed. Students fill in a short questionnaire anonymously right at the end of the lecture just delivered. The questions reflect scientifically investigated characteristics of effective lessons. Summaries of students’ ratings are provided to lecturers. This way, student perceptions could be an important basis for lecturers’ reflections on their teaching and, how their lectures can be improved. Workshop participants will experience using the Impact! tool and we will discus how student feedback can be used effectively for improving engineering education. Moreover, results of research into the use of the impact tool will be presented and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngaging, Engineering, Education
Subtitle of host publicationBook of Abstracts, SEFI 48th Annual Conference University of Twente (online), 20-24 September, 2020
EditorsJan van der Veen, Natascha van Hattum-Janssen, Hannu-Matti Järvinen, Tinne de Laet, Ineke ten Dam
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-87352-020-5
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event48th SEFI Annual Conference on Engineering Education, SEFI 2020 - Online, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 20 Sept 202024 Sept 2020
Conference number: 48


Conference48th SEFI Annual Conference on Engineering Education, SEFI 2020
Abbreviated titleSEFI 2020
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  • Engineering education
  • Study choice
  • Secondary schools
  • Gender


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