—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
—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:
N. Heussner is with the Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI), Karlsruhe,
Germany (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.