Spring 2003 Student Evaluation Comments

 

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

 

  • The fact that your work could be done at your own pace and no class to attend.
  • Enjoyed creating web pages
  • It allowed me to work at my own pace.
  • Everything
  • You had sufficient time to complete each assignment there really wasn't any pleasure to get things done.
  • Able to do the learning modules and assignments at my convenience
  • Quiz
  • That you could talk with your peers at any time.
  • The class gave me an opportunity to do my work on my own schedule.  I could do exercises repeatedly

       if I did not understand them.

  • The flexibility to turn in assignments early.
  • There was no class to attend. you do the homework when you want
  • When I had games and practice I could do it on my own time.
  • I liked being able to do things on my own and on my own time without having to listen to an instructor

      during set times of the day.

  • You can go at your own pace.
  • Self-paced level. ‘Authorware’ tutorial learning modules with accompanying course book. `Previous

      student examples/ideas. feedback/bulletin board.

  • I did not have to get a baby sitter for my children... I could just put them to bed early on my class night.
  • That I was just able to take the class at West Georgia.  If I had not been able to take it on-line I would

      have had to go somewhere else.

  • Information was accessible and could refer back to the posted information as many times as I wanted to
  • The convenience.
  • The convenience and the online discussions.
  • Time online passed quickly with good discussion
  • It was very interactive
  • I did not have to go to the campus and get a baby sitter for my children.
  • It spurred active discussion and I didn't have to drive two hours for two and a half hours of class
  • I could do my work at my own pace.
  • Easy to use
  • I like working at my own pace and being able to communicate with others.
  • I do not have to leave home.
  • It was easy
  • The convenience.
  • I could do work at my own pace
  • I went at my own pace.
  • I wasn't required to go to class. It freed me up to work.
  • Everything
  • The work was completed on my own time
  • I was able to so some of the work at my own pace.
  • Not having to go to class everyday
  • I could do the work at anytime or any day
  • It was good in the fact that I have a very busy schedule & that it allowed me to work on it as I went

      along in the semester and when I got a chance every week. I liked using WebCt as well.

  • I could do things on my on time.
  • Time flexibility
  • It was easy to work around my schedule.
  • The whole thing was online so I didn't have much choice.
  • Flexibility of schedule
  • Everything
  • Exams were easy
  • Flexible schedule
  • The easy access from home.
  • I liked the fact that the content on this course was easy to understand and learn.
  • The time it gave me.
  • You could work at your own pace.
  • I was able to work at my own pace and when I had time.
  • Dropped lowest grade
  • It was on my own time.
  • Nothing
  • That you were not required to go to class during certain times.  You could fit the class into your

      schedule.

  • I could do the work on my own schedule
  • I could work on it at anytime.
  • The pre-test and modules
  • That I could do my work at different times.  I had no set times except for exams and quizzes which

      was very flexible for my schedule

  • Not having a set time to do assignments
  • I could take my tests when it was convenient to me.
  • Convenient
  • You could do your work at your own convenience and you didn't half to worry about driving to Carrollton

       for a class

  • Not having to sit in class lecture
  • I can do it on my own time!
  • The models. They were really easy to access and understand
  • Not having to go to class.
  • I didn't have to go to class
  • I did not have to go to class
  • Easy
  • I didn't have to go to class
  • Good
  • Nothing in this first cism. It sucked
  • Flexibility
  • I could do whatever needed to be done on my chosen time.
  • Time management
  • Everything
  • I did not have to drive to school for the class.
  • I could do on my own time
  • WebCt was good
  • Made my own schedule
  • Did not have to go to class
  • Being able to pretty much set my pace for it.
  • Not having to actually go to class
  • Not coming to class
  • Not going to class everyday
  • I was able to work from home and at any time of day or night.
  • Working at home
  • That you can do your exercises from any computer that had access to Simnet.
  • The flexibility to do my work at home
  • The quizzes and tests weren't bad online.
  • Time was flexible...
  • Just the convenience of time but if a person is not discipline then and online class will not work for them. 

      personally I did not like the online class.

  • Flexibility
  • The freedom to work on the class at my convenience
  • I can work on it during MY time
  • Flexibility and at my pace
  • There was not a regularly scheduled class meeting weekly and it allowed me to work on my own time

      when I could allow for it as well as at my own pace.

  • It allowed me to work at my own pace.
  • Doing things at my own pace.
  • It was good information to be put online because it was easier than most classes.
  • I could work from anywhere
  • Flexibility convenience worked at my own pace
  • You can do assignments at your own convenience
  • Power point
  • It was easy and understandable
  • The way I could log online and do the course the way.
  • The extra time
  • The ease in taking quizzes.
  • I liked the idea that I set my own hours and worked on my own except when I needed assistance.
  • Flexibility of time with the course
  • That we got to do the work on our own time and didn't have someone breathing down our necks!
  • That I could progress at my on pace
  • I liked how we could do the work on our own time.
  • Everything
  • I did not like this course at all!!
  • The flexibility to basically learn at your own speed.  To take the time with the areas you needed extra

      work and to move quickly through the areas you feel comfortable with.  Also like the flexibility of taking

             the test prior to the test date and taking the test in the comfort of my own home and not in a noisy

             computer lab.

  • It was convenient
  • That it wasn't that hard once you got the hang of it.
  • I was able to work at the time of my choosing.
  • I could work on the exercises and take tests at my leisure as long as they were done by the due date. 

      I like that.

  • Convenience relatively self-paced.
  • Nothing I thought this whole class was a complete joke.  None of the assignments have any meaning.
  • n/a
  • Flexibility of doing assignments and tests at my own time.
  • I could pace my self to my schedule and do things when they were convenient to me
  • You could work at your own pace
  • I enjoyed the ability to complete tasks at my own pace without feeling like I was being watched.
  • Time flexibility.
  • Nothing
  • The whole course was online but when I needed help their was always someone in the lab
  • I like the flexibility of the course
  • I can complete the work at my leisure. When the timing is good for me: I can be done with the work

      by the time I drive an hour to campus.

  • Convenience.
  • Flexibility
  • I was able to do the work on my time but that seemed to be always.
  • I could do it on my own time
  • Instructor and staff were friendly and helpful responded fairly quickly to problems and concerns.
  • That I could do it whenever I wanted within the set time dates.
  • Working from home.
  • Nothing
  • You could do the work at my convenience.
  • Getting to use my on time for the test.
  • I could do work on my own time for the most part
  • Able to do it on my own time.
  • The convenience to work on my own time from my home.
  • Not very much.
  • The ability to work at my own pace
  • Not a thing.  This class is such a joke.  I feel like my time would be better spent learning this stuff as it

      becomes necessary in my job.

  • I was able to set my own schedule to the due dates on the syllabus.
  • I liked not having to go to class. The book portion of the class was fine.
  • I enjoy the freedom that online grants to my schedule.
  • The work @ your own pace and the flexibility!
  • Being able to do the assignments on my own time
  • The instructor was always there to help and did an excellent job.
  • Not having a set class period to do the work
  • Nothing this class was the most unorganized class I have ever taken.  the teacher didn't have answers

      when you went and ask them questions.  The answers to some of the questions on the test were wrong

      and you just missed them because there wasn't a right answer and it just seemed like no one knew what

      they were doing.  I didn't like this class at all and I am glad to be out of it soon.

  • Didn't have to go to class
  • That we can do the work on our own and we have a week between each assignment.  Also you can look

      ahead and work on the next assignment early

  • Doing the work at your own pace.
  • Doing it on your own time.
  • I was able to do the work on my own time.
  • I could do it anytime I wanted to.
  • Go at your own pace
  • Doing the work when I had time no set time for class
  • The module content taught me a lot about access excel...but the chapter exams were a long waist of time.
  • I liked the fact that I could do all of the work in the comfort of my own home and I could also do the

      work when time permitted

  • Freedom to work at my own pace for the most part
  • The ability to work at my own pace and time
  • That you could do the work anytime you wanted to do it as long as it was turned in by the due date.
  • I like that I was able to complete my work at a time that was convenient for me.
  • Easy
  • Not much I like having a teacher there to help and lend advice
  • Being able to do assignments on my own time.
  • Not having to sit in a classroom
  • Not much.
  • It was on my schedule I didn't have to be anywhere at a certain time
  • You can work at your own pace
  • I could do it whenever I wanted to.
  • The ability to work around my schedule
  • The ability to complete work at my convenience.
  • Assignments were done at my desired pace and available 24hr a day.
  • I was able to work on my own time.
  • The portion of CISM 3330 that I enjoyed was the module teaching course.  It was very helpful and

      informative.

  • At your own pace learning
  • It was flexible enough to work around my schedule.
  • Easy to use
  • Do the work whenever I wanted
  • No wait for classes to begin
  • The negative aspects that I have seen in this class overshadow the positive portions. I am unsure what

       the positives at the moment.

  • Not having to attend a scheduled class and working at home on assignments
  • The flexibility on doing assignments at my own pace.
  • No class complete on own time.
  • Being able to work on assignments when I wanted but just meet a deadline.
  • Flexible time to get ahead on assignments.
  • 1. Flexibility``2. The opportunity to utilize one's creativity when completing module assignments.
  • Easy to work from home in free time
  • That I was able to really learn something from the material itself
  • Nothing
  • I could do things on my own time.  The graduate students were very helpful in the lab.
  • I liked the fact of not having to come to class and complete assignments at my own pace
  • I could do the assignments as my schedule allowed
  • I could sit at home on my own time and do the work
  • Flexibility
  • The ability to do work at my convenience.
  • I like the way the work was portioned out.
  • I could do the work at my convenience.
  • Not having a set class time=flexibility Lab assistants.(Mehmet and Diane Williamson especially)
  • Freedom to do work at my own pace.
  • Having the freedom to do assignments at my own time and pace.
  • I like being able to work when I can and have the time for it.
  • Not going to class.
  • Especially for this course I found the online portion to be extremely helpful and instrumental in my

      learning for this class.

  • Doing assignments on my own time
  • I liked the flexibility of the online course.  My professor was very helpful as well.
  • I liked that I could complete assignments when it was most convenient for me and in the most

      convenient location.

  • Ability to research online
  • The flexibility.
  • The freedom to work when it is convenient instead of sitting in a classroom for hours.  I have taken

      a couple of on line courses now and the experience has varied with the teacher.  The professor

      made it a very positive experience and it became second nature to use it.

  • The convenience is great!  Love taking classes from comfort of home.
  • The flexibility.
  • Not having to drive to class.  I could do my class work when I had time.
  • No driving
  • Immediate feedback.  Blinking icons tells me if there is new information.  Dr. Hendrix keeping the

      information current; that is NOT a true statement of all the profs using this online service.

  • It gave me the flexibility I need to work and take a class.  It also allowed me to interact with other

      students not just the professor.

  • We were not "tied" to a class.  We could get our work done and turned in & not worry about

      having to travel to class.

  • I didn't have to drive an hour to get to class. It was easy to do and the instructor was always available

      for questions.

  • Very easy to use and very valuable information from other students
  • I could access my professor any time I needed questions answered or points clarified. I was not always

      tied to a rigid timetable that is required of classes that must meet on a regular basis. The on-line courses

      allow for us to know when our work is due which makes it more flexible for those of us who work full time.

  • I did not have many online assignments. I do like the convenience of an online class.
  • I really only like the flexibility it offers in reference to time.
  • Very little was online.
  • I guess since we did not have to meet in a class it was good.
  • Did not have to attend class
  • It was easy to understand when assignments were due and what was expected for the course.
  • I was able to do it at my convenience.
  • I like being able to work at my own pace.
  • Not having to travel to campus.
  • That you could participate at your convenience.
  • Easy to access. Work two jobs and can work on my assignments at night.
  • There were due dates for assignments but it gave adequate time to do the assignments.  I liked being

      able to communicate with my professor through private email.

  • I can do the work whenever I have time to do it.
  • The ability to do the work at a time that was good for me as long it was before the deadline.
  • I liked the way the worksheets and assignments were set up.
  • Easy to do on my own time.
  • Nothing
  • I enjoyed doing the research on the web sites.
  • I liked the fact that I could pace myself and do the work on my own time.
  • I was able to complete my assignments and learn at my own pace and on my own schedule.
  • It was not complicated
  • Being able to do the assignments when I wanted too.
  • It really taught me how to research effectively.
  • I like that I can work on this class whenever I want...whether its 3am or 3 pm. You work at your own pace.
  • I liked the fact that work could be done at one's own pace.
  • It is convenient.
  • I could do it at my own pace and at any time.
  • There were some assignments that I could do completely at home.
  • Completing assignments according to my schedule.
  • Being able to work on assn. at my convenience.
  • The amount of time it took to complete the assignments and get back info from the instructor was helpful.
  • I did not have to worry about making it to class I had all week to do my work and had more time to work on it.
  • I had an excellent instructor who was a valuable tool in getting me through this course.
  • Gave me the ability to send the assignment immediately to the professor
  • Not having specific times for class meetings.
  • I liked that I was able to work on my assignments on my own time.
  • I didn't have to wake up early for class.
  • Schedule flexibility
  • It was nice to be able to sit have the choice not to go to a class and that it could be done on your own time.
  • Some time flexibility
  • You make your on schedule when giving deadlines.  less time consuming
  • Work at my own pace...and not having to do it at a certain time
  • The fact that I didn't have to go to a class everyday at a certain time so that a I could work this class

      around my schedule instead of trying to work my schedule around my classes.

  • I could do it on my on time schedule and I learned things on my own
  • I am a wife mother and part-time employee.  Taking this course online let me perform all the jobs I am

      expected to do while getting my education.

  • Time Flexibility
  • The freedom to work ahead and do things on my own time.  It has everything a real class has plus some.
  • I could do the work anytime of the day
  • I could work at my own pace
  • Not having a scheduled class time so it fit into my daily schedule easier.
  • It is online.
  • The convenience
  • The assignments were really helpful and I had fun going to the library doing research.
  • Can do it anytime
  • How easy to comprehend it was.
  • It was easy.
  • That you didn't have to go to class.
  • You could work at your own pace
  • It provided flexibility to students in order to complete assignments at their own pace so long as the work

Is completed by the due date.

  • You did it at your own pace.
  • Not having to come to class on campus
  • I could do some of it from my home.
  • It was easy to use and allowed me to do the work on my own time.
  • That I could access it at my convenience
  • I enjoyed being able to do the work on my time when I was able to.
  • It was valuable to my time and helped me make my own schedule
  • Easy accessibility
  • The flexibility
  • I really enjoyed the class overall. I like to use the computer and this class was great for class work.
  • I liked that I could do the assignments and "attend class" on my own time.
  • How I learned how to use the library tools.
  • I liked that I was able to work on the worksheets in advance. I could complete work on my time.
  • The convenience to check on the class everyday and not have to worry that I missed an assignment
  • Not having to get out of the house to get my assignments, do my homework, and not having to

      find a parking spot at the college.

  • I liked everything about the course
  • No class dates
  • Do at own pace
  • Flexibility
  • That I could do it on my own time
  • I could do it anytime
  • I could work on the material when I had time
  • Nothing.
  • I could do the work on my own time. WebCT was very helpful in reminding me when I had assignments due.
  • I enjoyed every aspect of this online course.
  • The lack of class time
  • It gave me a chance to pace myself.  It also taught me a lot of things about researching.  I know a lot

      more information now that will definitely be to my advantage in the future.

  • It gives you the chance to do the work on your own time. I also like the fact that you can turn in an

      assignment early without having to worry about the professor misplacing it.

  • Being able to complete course work on my schedule.
  • I am able to do the work at the time I choose.
  • There isn't really a timeframe and you get to work at your own pace.
  • I could do my worksheets from home.
  • The organization the ability to communicate and receive communication between scheduled "class times".
  • Getting quick information--grades-and working at my pace.
  • Able to go at own pace
  • I like the fact that we don't have to come to class daily and able to turn in assignments at good pace.
  • You can do the work at your pace and whenever you want.
  • Being able to complete the lessons when it was convenient for me.
  • The flexible time of class.
  • I could do my work when I had time.
  • I liked being able to go at my own pace and really get to understand the material.
  • Being able to work on projects at times that are convenient for me and being able to access WebCt

      from any computer.

  • The ability to work on assignments at my own convenience.
  • It made it easier to work at your own pace.
  • The flexibility
  • The flexibility that is not possible in traditional face-to-face classes.
  • Postings
  • Convenience
  • It gave me the flexibility to take a class that I would not be able to take if I had to travel to the west

      Georgia campus.

  • The ability to work on my assignments at my own convenience.
  • -No paper``-Being able to post at ANY TIME OF DAY!``-Freedom to work at own pace ``-Freedom to

      work WHEN I want

  • Being able to work at home on my own time.
  • I guess I don't feel as though there were many online components.  We submitted assignments and

      received grades online but that was about it.

  • It was good to be able to take tests and submit assignments online.
  • Ability to contribute from anywhere. Ability to see other students postings and gather ideas from one

      another.

  • I am able to save gas and valuable time by not driving to Carrollton
  • Ability to post required work online.
  • Being able to work on my own time at home.
  • being able to work on assignments when I could late at night
  • I liked the fact that assignments could be posted from home and you didn't have to make a tremendous

      number of copies for classmates.  This reduced the amount of paper greatly.  I also liked being able to

            converse with the professor about concerns at any time.

  • Convenience
  • The postings although my class didn't add much to their postings online just the work that they posted. 

      I was hoping for more on-line interaction like message boards

  • It was a way to respond to coursework without taking class time.  It was another way to share ideas with

      classmates at the different GSAMS sites.

  • It was so nice not to have to drive to campus because I have a 3 hour drive.
  • Everything. Since I cannot drive the online courses let me continue my education.
  • I liked the flexibility. Working fulltime and taking two courses would have been more difficult if I'd had

To do GSAMS or face to face classes all the time.

  • I could easily communicate with the instructor and my classmates.  I was able to complete assignments

      on-line when it was convenient for me.

  • It was nice to be able to participate at my convenience.
  • Gave me a chance to explore information outside of the class content
  • The flexibility
  • I liked the fact that I received my assignments with out having to drive so many miles when I am already

      Tired from a long day of educating students.   My group worked well together.  I am surprised how much

             I have actually learned from this experience.  It has been great!

  • The convenience of being able to work at my own time and my own pace.
  • The instructor kept in close contact with the students and the class developed a good online rapport
  • I loved the flexibility and not having to drive 2 hours one way to campus.
  • Professor monitoring the dialogues ...
  • Convenient
  • The flexibility of "attending class" at my own convenience.
  • The convenience and the flexibility
  • Not having to go on campus.
  • Not being tied to a scheduled meeting time. I could work around my family activities. Not wasting time driving.
  • Flexibility!!
  • Being able to access the course at a time that was convenient to me.
  • You are able to work at your own pace.  If you want to submit work early you can.  It's also nice not to

      Have to drive to campus.

  • Ease of use, time saving...24 hour access
  • Being able to work at my convenience.
  • The flexibility of my own time management and no driving
  • The flexibility of the times I work on course content and the elimination of driving time to class
  • Test
  • Flexibility
  • Complete assignments during a time most convenient for me
  • Flexibility
  • Methodology of teaching with group interaction
  • I could access information when it was more convenient for me.
  • Did not have to spend time driving to and from class room setting
  • I liked the flexibility of being able to do the work mostly on my schedule.
  • Convenience. Sharing thoughts with others.
  • Chatting or participating on my time frame
  • Test
  • You can work at your own pace and post assignments anytime (whether it be late at night or during

       the weekend).

  • Easy to access doing things on my own time
  • I was able to work on it when I had time
  • Flexibility
  • The flexibility not feeling pressured.
  • The convenience of being able to work on the course around my busy schedule
  • I enjoyed the classmate’s instructor and the opportunity to interact with all of them. The instructor has

      been wonderful very flexible and very understanding. I would really like to meet her in person one day!

  • Everyone shared his or her ideas and experiences, which does not always happen in face-to-face classroom. 

      So you could learn from more people.  Syllabus and calendar tools were also very helpful so I could plan

      getting stuff done around the rest of my schedule and responsibilities.

  • I could do the work when it was convenient for me. I was not rushing to class or having to worry about

       being on time. I could enter my class discussion and hand in work at a time frame I could more easily

       manage. The online class helped me to spend more time at home and spend some quality time with

       my family.

  • It is convenient
  • Flexibility
  • Not having to "waste" 3 hours from home driving to class.  I also have to pay a babysitter when I do

      go on campus so it helps the pocket book too!

  • Could do all work at home.
  • The convenience.
  • I like being able to work and take care of my children while taking classes.
  • The ability to work from home on my own time.
  • Convenient system easy to navigate
  • Yes
  • The option to have access to the class within the home environment.
  • Working at your on pace.
  • Easy access when the internet or computers were not down
  • It was convenient for me.
  • I enjoyed the bulletin board responds.
  • Not much easy access
  • While I love learning and appreciate the experience of being in an actual classroom I truly enjoyed

not having to drive many miles away to attend class every Monday evening after working. Class was right

 at my fingertips!

  • It is convenient to complete in the comfort of your own home! It's nice to have the option because I am a

      single parent and I have to be home with my child in the evening.

  • On the days that the classes were on line I did not have a certain time to get my assignment done. I also

       prefer the computer as opposed to a person.

  • The convenience of being able to do course work at home and send it.
  • It gave me the flexibility to work at home if needed.
  • The flexibility of being able to complete projects at home on my computer instead of having to be in

      classes all of the time.

  • I like that you can post at any time.
  • I liked the online portion of this course because I can work from home.
  • I am a traditional graduate student and a lifelong learner.  I am most comfortable in class with a living

       breathing instructor.

  • I like being able to submit my work ``online.
  • I can work at my own pace.
  • I liked the fact that I could do my work and send it in regardless to where I was located.
  • It allowed me to complete assignments when I had the time to really concentrate which was usually late

      at night.

  • Sharing different strategies with my co-workers.
  • I was able to work at the time of day I needed to work.
  • Assignment always posted. Faster communications between student and teacher.
  • I enjoyed not wasting so much time traveling.
  • The convenience.  I can schedule my own hours of study.
  • Flexibility
  • The flexibility.
  • The flexibility to respond to assignments within the week during my convenience at home.
  • Time flexibility
  • Convenient
  • Not going to class
  • The time saved in commuting back and forth to campus but still learning as much as I would have if I

       had gone to class every week.

  • Flexibility and the opportunity to participate in class while at home with my child.
  • You got to do the assignments on your time within the time frame.
  • I enjoyed being able to work from my home in a relaxed setting. I also enjoyed the group chats.
  • The flexibility
  • Didn't have to travel 75 miles once a week!  As a graduate student who works fulltime that is a waste of

      precious time driving in the car. This was wonderfully convenient. Enjoyed being able to work on class stuff

       on MY time and know it was completed.  Made me more in charge of my actions

  • Being able to put down your thoughts at whatever time was convenient to us before the assignments

       were due and sharing (reading others) assignments.