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    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2015 Vol.5(12): 890-896 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.633

Revision of an Optical Engineering Lecture Based on Students’ Evaluation of University Teaching

Thorsten Beuth, Svetlana Danilova, Harsha Umesh Babu, Siegwart Bogatscher, Leilei Shinohara, and Nico Heussner
Abstract—This article describes the revision of a lecture in optical engineering based on an evaluation of university teaching by students. Although this evaluation method is widely accepted and investigated, only few practically oriented reports on the deduction of teaching improvements from the evaluation’s results on lectures are available. Our approach is the analysis of evaluation results by applying the principles of the explorative factor analysis (EFA). The changes that were derived from this analysis were mainly focused on a revision of the course structure and its presentation style.Finally, the impact of the modifications was measured by the evaluation of the lecture after the completed revision. The later evaluation showed improvements in all intended areas of interests illustrating the benefit of thorough revisions for the quality of teaching.

Index Terms—Students’ evaluation of university teaching, engineering education, higher education, optical engineering.

T. Beuth, S. Danilova, H. Umesh Babu, S. Bogatscher, and L. Shinohara are with the Institute for Information Processing Technologies (ITIV) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany (e-mail: thorsten.beuth@kit.edu, svetlana.danilova@kit.edu, harsha.umeshbabu@kit.edu, leilei.shinohara@kit.edu).
N. Heussner is with the Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI), Karlsruhe, Germany (e-mail: heussner@fzi.de).

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Cite: Thorsten Beuth, Svetlana Danilova, Harsha Umesh Babu, Siegwart Bogatscher, Leilei Shinohara, and Nico Heussner, "Revision of an Optical Engineering Lecture Based on Students’ Evaluation of University Teaching," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 890-896, 2015.

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