- Setting- too dark and difficult to hear everyone's thought. The computer room didn't allow for an open discussion. Many people were typing a theri computer rather than listening and aprticiapting in the class discussion.
- Pressure to do all of the technology pieces-we were all over the place in terms of feedback on this topic. Some were glad to try something new, others didn't believe that their participation in this class required the implementation of all of the new pieces of technology.
- Participation- we were accepted into this program to try and change our way of teaching, and so we should be expected to participate in the discussion and the class. We can't move forward if we don't all focus and contribute when we are together every two to three weeks for only three hours. We need to leave the "other things" outside of the class and concentrate on the task at hand.
- Speed- we are moving through things too quickly. We need to devote the time to each new piece before moving on. Don't introduce new things with only a few minutes. Instead, give us the class time to work.
- Collaboration- we need more small group work. Either discussion of concepts, what others are doing in class or bainstorming new ideas, this needs to be built in to each class session. Also, this doesn't need to be done by department. This can be just as valuable having interdisciplinary time.
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Feedback From Day Two
After debriefing with some of you regarding your impressions of Day One class versus Day Two, I wanted to share these thoughts with all of you and hopefully have you comment to them as well. Only through your feedback can we make this class better.