Mobile Assessments Part 1: Top tips on delivering effective course evaluation surveys on mobile devices
What’s different when you present a course evaluation survey on a mobile phone rather than on a desktop computer or paper?
As many delegates to a course or event will have Internet mobile phones, it can be great to give a course evaluation survey at the end of the event, and get rapid and immediate feedback. Or you can hand out iPod Touch devices for people to use to answer a survey at the venue.
Here are ten good practice suggestions when you are doing such course evaluation or level 1 surveys.
For more general best practices on course evaluation surveys including how to get better response rates, see an article by my colleague Greg Pope, a psychometrician, on the Questionmark blog.
The app has to be developed, distributed and still be accessed by the user. As a HTML page, the link can be distributed by e-mail and accessed by browser.
An app is best if you are delivering on your own iPod Touch systems that you hand out to attendees or if you are delivering multiple surveys to the same individuals (or using the device to deliver quizzes too).
But for a one off survey for a participant who will only be taking one survey, an HTML page with a URL is better.