A Process for Improving Course Quality Based on Mid-semester Feedback

  • Abelardo Pardo
  • Iria Estévez-Ayres
  • Pablo Basanta-Val
  • Damaris Fuentes-Lorenzo
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)


Quality control mechanisms are becoming more important in higher educational institutions. Student evaluation of teaching is typically used to obtain feedback from students about a learning experience but its effect in the course may take too long. Fast feedback mechanisms, in exchange, look at obtaining feedback in order to apply corrective measures quickly. In this paper a process is described to obtain feedback from the students about a course, analyze the received results, and identify the most significant aspects. The process has been applied to a course and led to some adjustments that had immediate impact on the course.


student evaluation of teaching quality improvement course evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abelardo Pardo
    • 1
  • Iria Estévez-Ayres
    • 1
  • Pablo Basanta-Val
    • 1
  • Damaris Fuentes-Lorenzo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Telematic EngineeringCarlos III University of MadridSpain

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