Educational Technology Research and Development

, Volume 57, Issue 5, pp 705–720

College student perceptions of teaching and learning quality

  • Theodore W. Frick
  • Rajat Chadha
  • Carol Watson
  • Ying Wang
  • Pamela Green
Development Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11423-007-9079-9

Cite this article as:
Frick, T.W., Chadha, R., Watson, C. et al. Education Tech Research Dev (2009) 57: 705. doi:10.1007/s11423-007-9079-9

Abstract

Numerous instructional design models have been proposed over the past several decades. Instead of focusing on the design process (means), this study investigated how learners perceived the quality of instruction they experienced (ends). An electronic survey instrument containing nine a priori scales was developed. Students responded from 89 different undergraduate and graduate courses at multiple institutions (n = 140). Data analysis indicated strong correlations between student self-reports on academic learning time, how much they learned, First Principles of Instruction, their satisfaction with the course, perceptions of their mastery of course objectives, and global course ratings. Most importantly, these scales measure principles with which instructional developers and teachers can evaluate their products and courses, regardless of design processes used: provide authentic tasks for students to do; activate prior learning; demonstrate what is to be learned; provide repeated opportunities for students to successfully complete authentic tasks with coaching and feedback; and help students integrate what they have learned into their personal lives.

Keywords

Course evaluation Higher education Student ratings Student learning achievement Student satisfaction Academic learning time Student engagement Instructional quality Pattern analysis First principles of instruction Instructional theory 

Copyright information

© Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore W. Frick
    • 1
  • Rajat Chadha
    • 1
  • Carol Watson
    • 1
  • Ying Wang
    • 1
  • Pamela Green
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Instructional Systems Technology, School of EducationIndiana University BloomingtonBloomingtonUSA