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MEQ’s (Module Evaluation Questionnaires)
Kingston university, Kingston School of Art, Illustration Animation BA(Hons), Level 5, Module 5001 Process and Purpose. This Module focused on approaches to drawing and technology.
Module Impact from taking over design and delivery of Module 5001 in 2018/19 and continued development and quality assurance trough 2019/20. These results also evidences highest achieving outcomes through comparative scores, two years running (2018/19 & 2019/20) across Department, Faculty and University. This shows the module working at the highest levels in organisation, delivery, student engagement, student experience, student outcomes, studio and online based learning and equality of opportunity.
Here are the results for years 2018/19 and 2019/20. A marked improvement can be seen across the module in 18/19 and that improvement can be seen to continue in the 19/20 outcomes.
It is also demonstrable that across these two years that the module, through MEQ feedback, achieved the highest outcomes across all 10 categories when (in 2018/19) compared across Department (+.55), Faculty (+.50) and University (+.51). The highest outcomes being 4.74 and the lowest 4.06:
…And also the highest outcomes across all 10 categories in 2019/20 when compared across Department (+.46), Faculty (+.53) and University (+.56). The highest outcomes being 4.87 (+.13 on 18/19 module outcomes) and the lowest 4.11 (+.05 on 18/19 module outcomes) in 2019/20. The results in the year 2019/20 were achieved under higher student numbers and tighter budget constraints.
Module 4.53 (+.04 on previous year)
Department 4.07 (+.07 on previous year)
faculty 4.00 9 (+.01 on previous year)
University 3.97 (-.01 on previous year)
These higher achieving outcomes in 2019/20 were facilitated by responding to the student feedback and external examiner observations. The module was made elective in response to student feed back relating to section 7 ‘There are opportunities for me to participate in learning activities throughout the module’. The use and integration of high end graphics software in relation to film, game and VR development, from hardware and software specs through to session design and delivery, were instigated by myself during the 2018/19 year. this went on to be recognised by the external examiners: ‘…exciting developments integrating new and rigorous approaches to developing students’ use of drawing as the foundation of their research whilst developing the potential of new technologies alongside more traditional skills.’ and ‘…astute initiatives to extend the exploration of drawing in experimental directions, particularly by engaging with new technologies such as VR.’
These processes toward traditional processes and methodologies were developed further and carried forward into the Module design, the results of which can clearly be seen in the aforementioned MEQ’s and also developed into workshops involving industry and cultural exchange workshops with the Drawing Room Collaboration and the 2020 Vienna workshop. these projects included video projection, Gallery visits, gallery showings, VR specialisation studios, connections with post degree courses and research/development methodologies.
MEQ’s (Module Evaluation Questionaires)
Module 5001 Process and Purpose.
This Module focused on approaches to drawing and technology.
These are the MEQ results for the Module 2017/18 before I took it over and redesigned it.
They give an indication of where the module was and how it was performing
And here are the MEQ results for the Module 2018/19 after I took it over and redesigned it.
Improvements can be seen across the board after implementation of interlinking and dynamic drawing sessions that utilised drawing as complimentary practice to drawing and
As a response to the criteria used in marking question (9) the year team have implemented a face to face formative assessment point at the end of the first semester toward giving clarity to the student experience.
EER (External Examiner Reports)
This is to evidence External Examiner recognition of the combination of Drawing and VR technology as an area of good practice.
FB …..we are meat….we are constantly seeing images of the human body through X-ray photographs and that obviously does alter the beautiful Degas pastel in the National Gallery of a women sponging her back. And you will find at the very top of the spine that the spine almost comes out of the skin altogether. And it gives such a grip and twist that you’re more conscious of the vulnerability of the rest of the body than if he had drawn the spine naturally up to the neck. He breaks it so that this thing seems to protrude from the flesh. Now, whether Degas did this purposely or not, it makes it a much greater picture, because you’re suddenly conscious of the spine as well as the flesh, which he usually just painted covering the bones. In my case, these things have certainly been influenced by X-ray photographs.