How students found out about the study guides
- How did you find out about the study guides?
- Would you have found/used them otherwise?
- Which study guides have you used?
- Why did you choose these in particular?
- Did you have a particular need or was it more of a random approach?
Students’ experience of the study guides
- What was your initial reaction to the study guides?
- Did you feel attracted by them?
- Did you enjoy using them?
- Did using them require a great deal of effort?
- Have you used these guides instead of seeing a Study Adviser in the AccessAbility Centre
- What advantages, if any, do these on-line guides have over the one to one support provided by the AccessAbility Centre?
How students have used the study guides
- Did you use them online or in other ways e.g. printing out pages, downloading to another medium?
- If these presentations were offered as podcasts, would you download them?
- Which format would you prefer – the online version with animation or a simple podcast?
- Did you go through them all at once or in small chunks?
- How easy was this process?
- Did you talk about them with fellow students?
- Would collaborating have been useful?
Usefulness of the study guides
- Did you find them useful?
- If so, in what way were they useful –reinforcing what you already knew, totally new tips and hints, boosting confidence?
- What elements did you find most useful or attractive – accessibility, appearance, variety, voiceover, text, content, examples, pace?
- If not useful, why not – appearance, content, pace etc.?
Impact of the study guides
- What impact do you think the study guides have had on your learning?
- Did you feel that you learnt what they were trying to teach you?
- Have the study guides changed your ways of working or your perceptions?
- Do you have any examples of how they have changed your working methods?
- Have these changes lasted over time?
- Do you think your results have improved because of using the study guides?
- Do you have examples of this improvement?
- Has anything else improved as a result – enjoyment of course, understanding, time efficiency etc?
- Can you think of ways in which we could make these presentations more useful to you?
- Any other suggestions?