The eCafe deadline to select your questions for your end of course evaluations is November 16th. To Login to eCafe please go to http://www.hawaii.edu/ecafe/Here is an instructor walk through https://www.hawaii.edu/ecafe/demo.jsp#instructor
What is eCAFE?
eCAFE is the official application for Course And Faculty Evaluations at the University of Hawaii. It is a UH system wide tool for faculty across all campuses to gather feedback from the students at the end of a course.
Who can use eCAFE?
UH instructors teaching one or more classes and students enrolled in one or more classes can use eCAFE. eCAFE can also be set up for staff members from the different campuses, colleges, divisions, departments and subjects to administer eCAFE for their organization.
How does eCAFE work?
If you are using eCafe for Distance Courses:
The Leeward Distance Education Committee has approved the following recommended “Campus Specific Questions”. We highly encourage you to use these questions. This will help to establish consistent evaluations each semester for your online course and can be compared across courses and disciplines.
Under Campus Specific Questions
Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
The instructor treated students with respect.
The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Assignments are returned promptly.
Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
The activities & assessments in the course were reflective of course objectives.
I learn to apply principles from this course to new situations.
What did you like least about your online course experience?
What did you like most about your online course experience?
I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this course?* This question is added to all Leeward CC surveys.
Once a month, the OER Campus Committee will share information about OER to raise awareness, promote, encourage, and support using OER at Leeward CC.
We are launching our first post, today, in the spirit of International Open Access Week (October 23 -29, 2017) to inform the campus about what OER is, why it matters, and what Leeward CC is doing.What is OER?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others” (Hewlett Foundation). In other words:
Leeward CC supports “Textbook Cost: $0” and using OER. We have an OER Campus Committee, workshops, fellowship program, and more to support using OER at Leeward CC. See the infographic below for information and statistics for “Textbook Cost: $0.”
Our numbers continue to increase regarding “Textbook Cost: $0” courses, students enrolled, subjects, and instructors.Fall 15 Spr 16 Fall 16 Spr 17 Fall 17 “Textbook Cost: $0” CRN (sections) (% of all CRNs) 55 148 217 (19%) 279 (23%) 289 (27%) Students enrolled in “Textbook Cost: $0” classes — 2643 4194 5121 5371 “Textbook Cost: $0” different subjects 12 63 69 111 91 “Textbook Cost: $0” instructors 16 49 71 91 92 How can you get involved?
Be a part of this initiative to “Go Open, Go Free at Leeward CC” and use “Textbook Cost: $0” and/or OER materials in your classes. Contact the Library or EMC to get started. Also, visit our OER website for more information.
As a follow up to my earlier post on Swivl C5 Iʻve captured a real world comparison of a Swivl C5 a stationary iPad and a stationary video camera for capturing teaching. The following excerpts came from a training session I facilitated on Nearpod engagement tool. Each device recorded simultaneously and are presented without enhancements to video or audio. The three devices and setups that I used to record content for this comparison were:
“Clip 3 Observations” (2:25)
This clip features instructor movement through class space, student questions and commentary. Swivl wins for audio quality (Video 1 vs. Video 3), video quality and composition. Statonary iPad is definitely not the way to go since it canʻt follow the instructor (Video 2).
Video 1: Swivl Auto-tracker