At the end of the New Media course I taught in Belgium, information pills I kindly asked the students to fill in an online evaluation survey. This enabled me to see how the students perceived their course experience, whether they believed they benefited from the classes as well as to determine what areas of the course could be improved. I will leave the graphs below to speak for themselves.

New Essachess special edition
New Essachess special edition

The course had a practical component as well and took students to a visit to Netlog, Belgium’s first and one of Europe’s leading social networks very popular with young people. Here students were given three presentations focusing among others on employability skills sought by social networks, advertising models and challenges in a web 2.0 world. Asked what they liked most about the New Media course, most of the students mentioned the Netlog visit and that they felt that the notions taught during the previous days of the course were reinforced by the visit.

Here is a more elaborate answer: 

“Honestly, this was one of my most favourite courses EVER. I liked the presentations, the topics, the examples, the way how we learned, the interactivity and the style of the professor too. It was understandable and very interesting for me. The mostly I liked the visit at the NetLog. It was a great idea for the last course. We learned a lot there too and this visit made us more open-minded as well, I guess.”

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