STATE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA

DISTANCE & DISTRIBUTED EDUCATION CENTER


Spring 2003 Distance Learning Courses'

Aggregate Survey Results


In order to strengthen UWG’s distance and distributed learning programs, separate evaluations have been developed for distance courses. These evaluations specifically address issues to ensure that the technology used is appropriate, and that students are satisfied with their learning experiences. Each term a Student Evaluation is distributed to all students enrolled in distance learning courses. The evaluation is made available online to those enrolled in web-based courses, and paper copies are distributed to those enrolled in GSAMS courses. The evaluations were developed by the Distance Learning Administrator and a team of faculty experienced in distance teaching. Evaluation results, including a compilation of student comments, are reported to each department chair, and then forwarded to the respective faculty. The Distance and Distributed Education Center retains copies of all evaluations. Data collected is used to help determine which courses need to be offered, the effectiveness of the interaction, and how training and support services can be improved. Our university’s selected online course delivery tool, WebCT, also allows for formative assessment and evaluation by the instructor, who can track student usage patterns. 

Survey results for an individual course, are available upon request from

distance@westga.edu

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Information: Distance Education Student Survey Results

1.   At the beginning of the semester my attitude toward on-line learning was positive.

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

8

1.46

Disagree

33

6.03

Undecided

68

12.43

Agree

219

40.04

Strongly Agree

219

40.04

 

2.  At the end of the semester, my attitude toward on-line learning is positive. 

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

39

7.13

Disagree

72

13.16

Undecided

61

11.15

Agree

189

34.55

Strongly Agree

186

34

 

3.  My instructor was positive about the online component of this course. 

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

24

4.39

Disagree

28

5.12

Undecided

80

14.63

Agree

203

37.11

Strongly Agree

212

38.76

 

4.  I found WebCT easy to understand and utilize by the second week of class

Frequency

Percent

N/A

2

0.37

Strongly Disagree

13

2.38

Disagree

38

6.96

Undecided

23

4.21

Agree

203

37.18

Strongly Agree

212

48.90

 

5.  I now find WebCT easy to use and understand. 

Frequency

Percent

N/A

2

0.36

Strongly Disagree

3

0.55

Disagree

10

1.82

Undecided

23

4.20

Agree

187

34.12

Strongly Agree

323

58.94

 

6.  Having the flexibility to contribute to class discussions outside the classroom on my own time was valuable to me. 

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

12

2.20

Disagree

46

8.42

Undecided

72

13.19

Agree

186

34.07

Strongly Agree

230

42.12

 

7.  I feel more comfortable participating in class online that I do in a face-to-face setting. 

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

61

11.19

Disagree

130

23.85

Undecided

128

23.49

Agree

140

25.69

Strongly Agree

86

15.78

 

8.  The Distance Learning Helpline was helpful to me. 

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

15

2.76

Disagree

25

4.60

Did not use Helpline

364

67.03

Agree

76

14

Strongly Agree

63

11.60

 

9.  Where do you access the Internet most regularly? 

Frequency

Percent

UWG Computer Lab

75

13.74

Undecided

6

1.10

Home

403

73.81

Other

10

1.83

Work

52

9.52

 

10.  How would you describe you level of experience using computers and the Internet (prior to this course)? 

Frequency

Percent

Beginner

74

13.53

Expert

54

9.87

Knowledgeable

406

74.22

Novice

13

2.38

 

11: I would like to take classes in the future that are mostly on-line. 

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

41

7.50

Disagree

58

10.60

Undecided

101

18.46

Agree

176

32.18

Strongly Agree

171

31.26

 

12: I would like to take classes in the future that are completely on-line. 

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

67

12.25

Disagree

89

16.27

Undecided

114

20.84

Agree

143

26.14

Strongly Agree

134

24.50

 

13.  Where do you live? 

Frequency

Percent

Less than 10 miles from the Carrollton campus

214

39.27

11-20 miles from campus

47

8.62

21-45 miles from campus

100

18.35

46-65 miles from campus

92

16.88

66-85 miles from campus

53

9.72

More than 85 miles from campus

39

7.16

Question 14: What did you like about the online portion of this course?

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Question 15: What did you dislike about the online portion of this course?

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Question 16: What suggestions would you make for future online courses?

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17.  What is your age? 

Frequency

Percent

<20

77

14.95

20-29 

286

55.54

30-39

66

12.82

40-49

60

11.66

50+

26

5.05

 

18.  Registration for this course was available at a distance (online, via phone or via fax). 

Frequency

Percent

Unsure

169

31.53

Disagree

18

3.36

Agree

349

65.11

 

19.  Materials required for this course were available for convenient purchase. 

Frequency

Percent

Unsure

21

3.86

Strongly Disagree

19

3.49

Disagree

36

6.62

Agree

312

57.35

Strongly Agree

156

28.68

 

20.  The academic advising related to distance learning which I received prior to this course was: 

Frequency

Percent

Unacceptable

12

2.26

Needs Improvement

49

9.25

Neutral/NA

181

34.15

Good

192

36.23

Excellent

96

18.11

 

21.  Information on financial aid available prior to registration was: 

Frequency

Percent

Does Not Apply

11

2.13

Strongly Disagree

39

7.54

Disagree

217

41.97

Agree

180

34.82

Strongly Agree

70

13.54

 

22.  Information on career services on UWG's website is: 

Frequency

Percent

Does Not Apply

123

23.43

Unacceptable

3

0.57

Needs Improvement

40

7.62

Neutral N/A

139

26.48

Good

162

30.86

Excellent

58

11.05

 

23.  Means for resolving student complaints related to this course were: 

Frequency

Percent

Unsure

85

16.22

Unacceptable

31

5.92

Needs Improvement

68

12.98

Neutral N/A

123

23.47

Good

145

27.67

Excellent

72

13.74

 

24.  Means for resolving student complaints were: 

Frequency

Percent

Does Not Apply

85

16.31

Unacceptable

27

5.18

Needs Improvement

72

13.82

Neutral N/A

134

25.72

Good

141

27.06

Excellent

62

11.90

 

25.  How many on-campus courses (not online) are you taking this term? 

Frequency

Percent

0

86

16.07

1

139

25.98

2

59

11.03

3

89

16.64

4

119

22.24

5

43

8.04

 

26.  Did you use the UWG Library website to access information needed for your class?

Frequency

Percent

No

276

51.40

Yes

261

48.60

 

27.  Were you aware that the UWG Library has Distance Learning Support Service to help you get the library and research materials you need?

Frequency

Percent

No

217

40.26

Yes

322

59.74

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Last updated 7/2/03 by Stacey Rowland