Penn State TLT seeking feedback on remote teaching and learning experiences

January 29, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) is making a continuous effort to understand how remote teaching and learning through the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the University community.

A new survey, published today by TLT, aims to gather feedback from faculty and students about their respective experiences with remote and hybrid education. With two versions tailored to each specific audience, the survey has the potential to gather valuable feedback from those who have been impacted most by remote and hybrid instruction.

“Everyone who takes part in this survey will contribute to improving the teaching and learning experience at Penn State,” said Crystal Ramsay, assistant director of innovation with TLT. “By sharing results with academic departments, administrative units, and support units in the spring semester, we’ll still have time to make adjustments.”

“We’re encouraging students and faculty across all Penn State campuses to take part in the specific survey that applies to their role,” added Ramsay.

The student survey aims to assess, among other things, the best way for the University to share resources related to remote learning, what has helped them most with remote learning, what device(s) they use to complete most of their coursework, and what has been challenging about remote learning.

Meanwhile, faculty will be able to provide feedback on items such as challenges in adapting course design, teaching tools and resources they would like to explore further, and their biggest concerns related to remote teaching.

Both faculty and students can expect to spend fewer than 15 minutes completing the survey. The window for responses will be open from Feb. 1 to Feb. 12.

Penn State students should take this version of the survey and faculty should take this version of the survey.

Last Updated January 29, 2021