[00:38.44]ANNIE: Oh BEN - I just remembered I never filled in that form for Nick - did you do it?
[00:46.84]BEN: The course feedback form?
[00:49.39]If you want, we can do it together.
[00:51.36]I've got mine here.
[00:52.83]BEN: Is that OK?
[00:54.43]BEN: OK, let's have a look then.
[00:57.70]What do we have to do?
[00:58.72]ANNIE: Let's fill in the top first, let's see.
[01:02.28]Course, Course code ..
[01:05.53]BEN: Er, it's Communication in Business.
[01:08.57]Communication ... in... Business, I do know that, but what's the code?
[01:15.22]BEN: CB16 something, CB162, isn't it?
[01:19.66]ANNIE: Mmm, that's it, OK and dates, when did we start?
[01:24.46]I remember, my birthday's on May 4th and it was the day after, it must have been May 5th.
[01:31.46]BEN: Gosh, doesn't seem that long ago, does it?
[01:33.51]ANNIE: No, and we finish at the end of this week, on Friday, so that's July 15th?
[01:39.37]BEN: Er 16th, Monday was the 12th.
[01:42.80]Right, that was the easy bit, now let's have a look - "Please give your comments on the following aspects of the course".
[01:49.86]OK, what's the first one?
[01:51.66]Oh, course organisation.
[01:53.78]What do you think?
[01:54.94]ANNIE: Er, clear?
[01:56.72] It was, wasn't it?
[01:59.00] I think the organisation was clear.
[02:00.44]OK, anything else for course organisation?
[02:03.40]ANNIE: It was a good thing he gave us the course outline at the beginning, in the first session, that was useful, so I'll put that down, shall I?
[02:12.74]Now, going on to suggestions for improvement, one thing that wasn't so good, I think we could have done a bit more work at the beginning, I mean at the beginning it seemed dead easy.
[02:24.94]ANNIE: I thought it was going to be really easy and then all of a sudden in the second half of the course we got a whole load of work, reading to do and essays and things.
[02:34.16]BEN: Yes, it'd be better if it was more even.
[02:37.38]OK, now course delivery, does that mean teaching?
[02:40.74]ANNIE: Yeah, I suppose so.
[02:42.32]Well, what I thought was really good on this course was the standard of teaching.
[02:47.33]Actually - I mean some of the teachers were better than others-but the standard generally was fine.
[02:53.89]Much better than other courses I've been on.
[02:56.21]BEN: Yeah, I agree.
[02:57.50]Let's put that then.
[02:58.10]What about suggestions for improvement?
[03:02.54] I didn't think it was all that wonderful when we had great long group discussion sessions that went on for hours and hours.
[03:11.89]I don't mean we shouldn't have group discussions, just that they shouldn't go on too long.
[03:52.96]ANNIE: Now, on to materials and equipment.
[03:56.97]BEN: Oh, now what was good about some sessions was the handouts.
[04:01.64]I thought all the handouts were good actually, and some were great, website addresses and everything.
[04:07.26]BEN: One problem though with materials was the key texts.
[04:11.90]There just weren't enough copies on reserve in the library.
[04:15.16]And if you can't get the key texts before the session, how are you supposed to do the reading?
[04:20.57]And not enough computers.
[04:23.30]You have to wait ages to get one.
[04:25.48]BEN: OK, testing and evaluation - well, I don't know, it's hard to say until we've got our written assignments back.
[04:32.53]ANNIE: Don't talk about it, I only got mine in yesterday, it was a real struggle.
[04:38.14]I hate to think what mark I'll get.
[04:41.70]BEN: Yes, but at least we've done the oral presentation - I thought that was good, the way I got my feedback really quickly.
[04:47.89]ANNIE: Yes, it was.
[04:48.87]And I liked the way we knew what we'd be evaluated on, we knew the criteria, so we knew we had to think about clarity, organisation, and so on.
[04:58.77]BEN: Yeah, but I'm not so sure about the written work.
[05:01.27]One thing I think is that there's just too much, it's really stressful.
[05:06.13]ANNIE: Yes, I'd agree and I don't see why they can't let us know the criteria they use for marking.
[05:12.70]BEN: The written assignments?
[05:13.58] But he told us.
[05:14.56]ANNIE: No, for the final exams.
[05:16.25]What are they looking for - what are the criteria?
[05:19.62]What makes a pass or a fail?
[05:21.92]BEN: Yeah, I never thought of that.
[05:23.60]It'd be really useful.
[05:24.83]ANNIE: OK, any other comments?
[05:28.11]BEN: I thought student support was excellent.
[05:31.30]ANNIE: Yeah, me too.
[05:35.70] Other comments?
[05:37.50]BEN: No, I can't think of anything else.
[05:39.60]ANNIE: Nor me.
[05:40.79]OK, so that's done.
[05:44.40]BEN: No, thank you.
Complete the form below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.
Course: Communication in Business
Course code: CB162
Dates: From to.
Please give your comments on the following aspects of the course:
Suggestions for Improvement
• useful to have
at the beginning of course
• too much work in . of the course-could be more evenly balanced
• good ..
sessions went on too long
Material and equipment
• good ..
• not enough copies of key texts available
• need more computers
Testing and evaluation
• quick feedback from oral presentations
• marking criteria for oral presentations known in advance
• too much ..
• can we know criteria for marking final exams?
• excellent ..