Evaluation for Teachers and Students in Higher Education
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AuthorAlaín, Lineth; Gallego Ortega, José Luis; Navarro Rincón, Antonia; Rodríguez Fuentes, Antonio Vicente
higher education;Evaluationevaluatorseducational software interface
90. Alain, L.; Gallego, J.L.; Navarro, A.; Rodríguez, A. (2020). Evaluation for Teachers and Students in Higher Education. Sustainability, 12 (4078), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12104078.
It is time to undertake changes in the evaluation methods we use, especially in higher education. These changes in the actors responsible for evaluation would combine hegemonic traditional evaluating processes with other, more democratic modalities, which would turn the predominantly institutional rating purposes of evaluation into a learning experience, and develop a competence in evaluation in students. Only in this way can coherence be achieved within the context of the student’s initiative and the construction of their learning, mainly because of their real empowerment in the didactic process, either individually or in groups. A virtual platform has been developed to avoid increasing the teaching load and it is exposed in this work. The platform has been built and validated by potential users following the design-based research model. Its description, as well as its results, are explained. Regarding the description, two interfaces are mentioned—one for teachers and another for students. Concerning its validation, the results of this quantitative and qualitative study confirm its functionality as a valid tool for evaluation. It is predicted that the utilization and impact of this tool will not only be beneficial for the evaluation dimension, but also for the overall improvement of the teaching experience.