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Table 1 Student responses (n = 230)a

From: Using poster presentation to assess large classes: a case study of a first-year undergraduate module at a South African university

StatementsDisagree
No. (%)
Neutral
No. (%)
Agree
No. (%)
Learning
 The poster preparation helped me to select important points for the presentation (n = 229)1 (0.4%)18 (8%)211 (92%)
 The poster presentation allowed our group to show why we considered this MaD community to be a disadvantaged group (n = 228)3 (1.3%)29 (13%)196 (86%)
 The poster presentation allowed me to demonstrate how I made a difference in this MaD community (n = 229)3 (1.3%15 (7%)211 (92%)
 The poster presentation allowed me to demonstrate my engagement in a meaningful and appropriate way around issues of HIV (n = 230)5 (2.2%)26 (11%)199 (87%)
 The poster presentation allowed me to demonstrate how I learnt from the participants at the MaD site (n = 227)3 (1.3%26 (11%)198 (87%)
 Posters are an effective way to show that I achieved the learning objectives of the MAD (n = 228)7 (3.1%)28 (12.2%)193 (84.7%)
 The poster preparation and presentation encouraged my interaction with my group (n = 226)1 (0.4%)14 (6%)211 (93%)
 Working in the group helped me learn more than what I would have learnt on my own (n = 226)6 (2.7%)19 (8%)201 (89%)
 Posters introduced a new way of sharing information for me (n = 228)15 (6.6%)38 (17%)175 (77%)
 I found the peer assessment to be beneficial to my learning (n = 228)14 (6.1%)35 (15%)179 (79%)
 This was my first time that I presented my work formally in the MBChB program3 (1.3%)8(4%)213 (95%)
Assessment
 In my view, the poster presentation was an efficient form of assessment (228)9 (3.9%)35 (15%)184 (81%)
 In my view, poster presentations are a fair way to assess students19 (8.4%)38 (17%)169 (75%)
 Posters are an effective way for staff to validate our engagement with a disadvantaged community (n = 228)10 (4.4%)44 (19%)174 (76%)
 The peer assessment of posters helped clarify how marks are allocated (n = 228)15 (6.6%)44 (19%)170 (74%)
 The poster presentation made the assessment activity enjoyable (n = 228)17 (7%)38 (17%)174 (76%)
Feedback
 The interactions with staff and peers provided opportunities for meaningful feedback (n = 165)5 (3%)16 (10%)144 (87%)
  1. aNot every question was answered by every student