A preliminary analysis, using content and sentiment analysis methods, of student feedback statements can be found in the latest of our interactive graphics below.
The feedback was given in the official end-of-module online feedback forms for 3 courses run during 2014-15 and 2015-16 (not just 2014-15 as shown in the graphic). It is likely that these comments may be a more reliable assessment of the course than using statements from the reflective writing which forms a significant part of the course as it does not form part of the summative assessment process.
The analysis indicates that students were positive towards key module aspects such as digital literacy development, student engagement, the pedagogical approach (especially Authenticity) and the feedback process.
On the other hand, the neutral and negative statements were mainly concerned with the module structure, in particular the weighting between the blog topics and the final reflective post, and the desire for help/training with IT tools.