Summer 2010 Distance Education Survey (Student Comments)

 

Question 22:  What did you like about the online portion of this course?

         i was able to complete coursework on my own time from anywhere.

         Made team collaboration and communication with the professor easier.

         It was very convenient. It allowed me to save time and gas and still complete my required courses.

         The flexibility to work at home. However with this course you still spent many hours working either at home or at school. I believe it was because it was a short semester. I particularly liked the videos.

         Having the flexibility to work on assignments at my own discretion. I was able to carefully work through the assignments, and I felt comfortable with the outcome.

         The instructor made it easy to learn online.

         I liked the convenience and flexibility of working on assignments. It made it easier to perform research, read material and complete assignments without feeling rushed.

         Convenience and accessibility.

         Being able to work on assignments at my convenience. It made it easier to perform research, read material and complete the assignments.

         Nothing

         good lectures on WebCT

         Flexibility and the opportunity to learn about computer programs

         nothing

         The power point presentations were informative and interesting.

         everything

         Being able to pause lecture videos. This allowed me to take extensive notes.

         The class was available 24/7

         challenging and well formulated/planned

         I enjoyed writing papers on my own time. I'm not a fan of timed essays in class.

         That I was able to do things that I needed to do during the day and do my online class work on my own time as long as I met the deadline.

         I like the freedom to complete the assignmts on or before the deadline.

         The flexibility of doing assignments on your own schedule.

         I liked being able to finish assignments and participate in class discussions on my own time.

         I liked the independence I had and freedom to complete each assignment at my leisure. Each assignment had a deadline but i wasn't forced to do it during strict time periods.

         Submitting and having other classmates view and comment on my photographs. They gave nice, helpful, and constructive criticism and feedback, as did the professor.

         The flexibily and not having to go to campus.

         It was easy to understand and use

         The Podcast

         Flexibility

         Flexibility in scheduling my work.

         I could work on class assignments ay home. I also saved a lot in gs money by not having to drive to campus.

         That I can work at home

         That I was able to do the work on my own time, and make adjustments according to the schedule.

         lots

         There was a large amount of information to study, so being able to retake online quizzes was very helpful.

         Being able to commmunicate with classmates and discuss assignment topics on my own time. I liked the term project because it was very interesting and different from just writing a paper.

         The wiki page - being able to view other students work and comment on them. The wiki page lead to some good discussions on other students work.

         I could work on my own time- allowed me to manage courses better.

         That it was more convent to submit work/assignments

         Dr. *** was awesome

         I liked being able to study at my own pace.

         I liked the discussions. Everyone participates in it.

         that it was flexible

         Able to complete work on ones own time.

         Class only used Course Den

         As a summer class, it was nice to not have to go in every day or a couple days a week for hours at a time.

         More time to complete work

         I like the fact that I could access the course from any computer.

         I like having 24hr. access to assignments, grades, etc.

         I could choose when to do the work.

         flexability, and the fact that I can have the option to take a class online if I cant get into one on campus because of my work schedule. UWG should offer a larger variety of classes for adults who work and cannot get to school until 5:30 pm and later.

         This class was way better online. Since it is a summer course, the fact that it was online made it more convient. The work load was lighter which was nice and i felt that this class was worth taking in the summer. Ms. **** was a wonderful and helpful instructor.

         The teacher. She was more involved and committed and availble than any teacher I have ever had the only regret was that it was an online and short class rather than a regular term class.

         I like the live chats that the instructor held throughout the course. The chats were relvent,informative,and helpful in completing the course work.

         I can do my work at any time that is best for me and it is convenient to work from my home.

         Flexibilty

         I really liked the way Aplia was set up and easy to use. The online book was just as good as a regular book and I am a big book person. I was also impressed with the videos made by the Professor. The available chat, powerpoints and quick responsiness to emails were great as well. All too often, it seems like professors didn't take any time for helping online students, but Prof ***** seems to have gone out of her way to make sure this class actually taught me and not have me pay to teach myself. I was and still am very impressed with this course and hope others set up courses like it. I have taken about seven classes online through UWG and or ECORE and none of them were as good as this one.

         Knowing what was expected of me and the sequesnce of asignments made it easy to plan when and how to study and do assignments.

         I liked the ability to work at a time that was convenient for me.

         convenience

         I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course online.

         The exams. A classroom test setting is distracting to me.

         na

         The instructor's feedback was excellent.

         It was fairly easy to access. The instructor had a great layout and the tasks differentiated appropriately. I like that I could work online anytime of day or night.

         What was expected was clearly outlined in our face-to-face meeting.

         Having class in my pajamas!

         convenient

         Being able to be flexible and at home during class sessions and group meetings.

         Not having to drive to campus and sit in class.

         ease of taking Exams, submitting assignments (if I wasn't experiencing trouble in system),

         It was nice to not have to drive to Carrollton. I live about 45 miles away.

         I really enjoyed the flexibility allowed regarding discussion and assignment submission. Alot of the major assignments I was able to submit early and cross them off my list!

         I did not like the online portion of this course.

         The convenience of being able to work at home.

         The flexibility factor.

         I liked the convenience taking an online class offered.

         It was online & I could do my work whenever it was convenient to me

         convenient

         flexibility and challenge

         I really like the availability of discussion boards, access to contact information for other students in the class, and resources (such as weekly PowerPoint presentations) posted for us to use!

         It was convenient and complete.

         I loved the flexibility the online course gave me.

         I could work at a time that was convenient to me.

         The interaction among students.

         The flexibility it offered during the summer- I could still travel and complete my school work at vacation destinations.

         convienent to my schedule

         Very user-friendly and convenient. I like being able to work at my own pace.

         The instructions and expectations were clear.

         The assignments that involved us to reflect on our past

         It was very flexible. I could do the assignments at a convenient time for me.

         The interactions between students. I especially, enjoyed the discussion posting because it allowed for students to share their view in a non-threatening manner.

         Discussions were a great learning experience.

         Loved the discussions and the assignments were all interesting and covered the material that was taught.

         The class was very well organized. There was a project and discussion due at the end of every week. This made it very easy to organize my time.

         New found resources through peer evaluation online.

         convenience

         flexibility

         Convience

         The convenience of not having to communte

         I liked I was able to go online when it was a good time for me rather than have a set time.

         self-explanatory

         It let me get things done on my own time.

         Wasn't much online to it. Powerpoints from lectures were available as well as PDF's for reading quizzes.

         I liked being able to do the class on my own time when I could and when I had the time. It was also nice to be able to participate in a class I was interested in even though I wouldn't be in the state for the summer.

         The convenience--I could work virtually independently, at my own pace.

         everything

         Wonderful instructor who was always available to help with any problem or issue.

         Teacher was very supportive and I learned a lots. Also lab assistant was very supportive.

         I like being able to do the class work as I have time but before the deadline.

         My Teacher was so wonderful!

         I like this course because participation is not required.

         the fact that it was online

         Ability to stay at home

         Flexible schedule.

         It was very convenient and allowed for my flexibility in my schedule

         you never had to attend a class

         The ability to set your own pace.

         Convenient

         convenient

         Convenience.

         textbook

         allows to create my own schedule

         That we didn't have to go to class.

         Very interesting, prof was available all the time, and responded quick to questions

         Being able to complete assignments on my own time was nice.

         flexibility

         Yes it was very effective and excellent learning instruction

         Not having to go to campus

         The required postings forced all students to participate

         OK, but would have preferred some in-class meets.

         Flexible schedule and has widened my understanding of computers.

         Flexibility

         It was conveient to do when I wanted to.

         time flexibility

         The only thing I 'liked' was how easy it was to complete an assignment

         Flexibility

         One thing I liked about the online portion of this class is that gave me the freedom to do my assignment according my own schedule.

         I enjoyed the convenience on working on the assignments on my own schedule.

         It was very convenient

         Could work around my own schedule

         It was easy and accessible.

         My teacher had a very oranized week to week schedule and allowed to do assignments ahead of time.

         Less time consuming and I could go at my own pace, without interruptions from others.

         information was very easy to obtain and instructions were very clear

         I did like how organized my professor was.

         I was able to take part in the class discussions, do the assignments on my time and be able to stay at home. As I am pregnant that helped a lot because travelling back and forth from Douglasville could be a bit much from time to time.

         Flexibility

         I liked the flexibility of the course. Turning in work was easier and less stressful.

         it was convienent.

         Convient

         You did not have to go to camps every day.

         Loved that ability to turn in material and not waste the materials of paper and ink to print papers to be turned in. At no time during this did we print to turn in assignments. I also liked the ability to discuss with the other students within the class.

         That it is online.

         I was able to go on trips during the summer and still complete the class.

         Taking on line classes are very convenient. I like the Maymester class concept of meeting for three intensive weeks and the online element was most helpful with such an intense course. Working at my own pace helped me complete all the work, and it was a good deal of work to complete a course in a short period. The UWG library also helped with completion of assignments. The library connection was easy to use and also great to be able to connect from my computer at home.

         I liked being able to share projects/PowerPoints with others.

         freedom to work from home.

         Having the opportunity to work when I had the chance.

         The fact that I could work at my own pace and on my own time.

         I did not have to drive an hour and drive back home waiting to go to work

         I liked the fact the professor made the course very simple to use and very simple to find the material that we needed. I also like the fact that she gave practice quizzes before each test.

         The professor got back to us very quickly and everything was very self explanatory so it was easy to use the online portion.

         I could do it at home.

         great

         Avoiding the commute.

         Ability to access materials and review them on my own time.

         I was convenient and I could fit into my normal schedule at my convenience.

         Online databases for research (articles only), ease of reading assignments and assignment responses. Able to work on assignments anytime.

         I liked how quickly the professor responded to me via email and course den.

         I was able to complete the coursework on my time.

         Dr. ***** is very passionate about this course and curriculum.

         I was able to pace the work myself. Everything was laid out for me in an easy to understand format.

         Professor was very organized and had material online for review in a timely fashion. Use if podcasts to explain modules were very helpful.

         The help desk was Great!

         the convenience

         convenient

         I liked the live online discussions with my classmates and professor.

         freed up time for me to continue to coach for the school I work at. By coaching this allows me to earn the money I need to pay for my graduate education.

         Being able to work outside of school and have access to class and professor.

         Time. Made great use of time. The materials were the quality as seen in class.

         Convenient

         The live online discussions.

         This was my first online class. I liked Wimba classrooms as it was easy to setup and use.

         In theory, the convenience of not having to travel to a class.

         Ability to discuss informtion online and see teacher slides regarding the material.

         I liked the convenience of being able to participate online from home. All presentations were clear and easy to follow online. I like the option to be able to participate through the chat box or through the video component.

         The materials that were provided to read ahead of time in order to be prepared for the online session.

         The ability to have good class discussions and get immediate feedback from our instructor and students in our class.

         Convenient; structured to meet my needs

         Help desk was great!

         Teacher knowledge

         In theory, the flexibility.

         Learning more about technology that is available.

         The convenience of the program.

         Convenient; structured to meet my needs

         time flexibility

         Do things on my time.

         Convenient, especially for the summer semester.

         I had the ability to work when I needed too. I was not limited to a certain place or time to do the work for class.

         I appreciate Dr. ***** giving us a deadline at the end of the month to complete all assignments. I helped me because I had unexpected crisis to come up which would have prevented me from getting my assignments in on time.

         Able to do it at my own pace

         Dr. ***** allowed a lot of flexibility about due dates. In the summer, this one aspect was very helpful.

         Discussions with the professor and classmates at any hour.

         I enjoy the convenience of working from home and the flexibility of time when taking an online class.

         I liked the convenience of working at my own pace and working from home.

         It was easy to get on-line most of the time.

         I enjoy the convenience and flexibility.

         That you can complete your assignments during the time I pick. I am not locked down to a particular time. Also the easy interaction through discussiona nd email was truly helpful.

         Ability to access on my own time.

         Could work on course work from home on my time.

         the flexibility

         I liked the fact that we were allowed to work at our own pace as to not take up our summer plans.

         I like the flexability. My teacher was helpful and paitent with my many mistakes.

         I like that the work was not repetitive. Also, the discussion part of the class was extremely helpful also, because it gave more explanation of the chapters.

         The freedom to work at my own pace.

         Flexibility on completion of course material. Instructor was accessible by e-mail.

         It was convenient to get on and complete my assignments whenever possible.

         I could continue with my family activity and go to school

         The instructor seemed to let us lead our class discussions and write about what was important to us.

         I liked the face to face meeting the most.

         I liked the flexibility that online course offer.

         I liked that having the course online allows for me to work at my own pace in my own time.

         self-paced

         convenience

         NA

         The teacher and the knowledge she possesses.

         I was easy to follow and allowed me to save time and money from driving out to campus and still complete my required courses.

         I liked that I could do what I needed to when it was convenient for me and I could do most things ahead of time.

         it was laid back and easy to work around other classes.

         it was engaging and interesting.

         I loved the fact that my instructor recorded things on podcasts as well as on powerpoints so we could hear her voice and make it feel as if we were actually in class

         I can do it when I need to! I have been doing things way in advanced.

         I like not having to drive to campus everyday for class

         easy to keep up with everything

         Short, gave enough time to complete assignments and explained them througholy.

         I like the fact that the instructor had everything needed for the class available under courseden. We didn't even have to purchase a book. Loved the articles and videos.

         The flexibility to work on assignments at your convenience.

         i could do it on my on time.

         communication with teacher was quick and precise.

         Teacher was very unferstanding when it came to technical problems.

         understand better

         helpful in using my time properly

         I liked the fact that I was able to do the assingments on my own time.

         I did not have to drive to the campus.

         I liked that I could do it when I had time rather than having a set time to do it. I was glad that I was able to see how other students did their work to help me know what I was supposed to do on particular assignments.

         not really much online

         The layout was clear and organized that made using the online portion easy to use.

         The online portion of this course allowed me to complete the assignments on my own time; and to send them in early enough so that my questions could be answered if I had any misunderstandings.

         I like being able to do the class work as I have time but before the deadline.

         I liked the convenience of having a considerable amount of time to complete assignments.

         There were tons of lectures and the sample probelms he gave and worked out was very helpful!

         I have taken several online courses. This online class is 'hands down' the best online class that I have ever taken at UWG. We were provided with a reading assignment and then a full video lecture from ***** where he demonstrated finance problems on a white board. This made you feel like you were sitting in his classroom while you were sitting at home and enabled me to easily work through the finance problems on quizzes and exams.

         All the study materials were available online, and I could use them repeatedly.

         I really loved it! The teacher made everything available online including class lectures and a video on how to work out each problem so you could really understand it. Everything we did for practice showed up on the test with different numbers which helped me learn the material better.

         I liked the instructional webinars ***** gave. They really helped a lot and were very easy to follow and understand.

         I could do the assignments/assessments from the beginning of the term instead of starting in June.

         the sample problems and instructions for projects being so clear

         Flexible schedule.

         Flexibility

         The interactive lectures were very helpful. I especially liked the walk-through of examples. Without those I would have had a problem or difficultly learning the mathematical problems.

         I thought the online course was easy to use and understand.

         I was able to tackle the course at my own pace. No pressure.

         I enjoyed having the option of completing course work early and being able to access all of the course work at any time.

         being able to do class work at home and away while my family and I were on vacation.

         It was convenient

         Great online set up. Lectures, slide presentations, posted problems, answers and video explanations are all great learning tools. *****'s online courses are all set up in a way that you learning the material and feel confident enough to use in real life applications.

         The way ***** had the course laid out. Easy to follow.

         I am a disability student and find the recorded lectures to be helpful.

         It was convenient

         Great online set up. Lectures, slide presentations, posted problems, answers and video explanations are all great learning tools. *****'s online courses are all set up in a way that you learning the material and feel confident enough to use in real life applications.

         I like the professor's teaching technique. I learned a lot in this course.

         I was able to work on assignments on my own pace.

         The introductory instructions were helpful; the professor had the course designed to fit well with online participation.

         The ability to complete class assignments at my own pace. I tend to move faster than others but in a traditional classroom that is not always to my advantage.

         Being able to view the lectures when I wanted instead of having a set class time. Being able to pause lectures to make more detailed notes.

         nothing..it's a class

         I could see my grades immediately.

         Able to work on my own time.

         on line - great professor

         time

         I liked the convenience of having an online class.

         It is convienent

         Convenience of logging on when I had time not when directed.

         time

         the convenience.

         Everything about this course is remarkable. I found everything about this course valuable. She layed out the foundation and you just have to do the work. Some time I felt lost but after I received my grade I realized I was right on point. I enjoyed this course in it's entirety.

         in getting me more comfortable to navigating through the computer especially in the area of library research. I met up with Ms. **** twice and she really helped me to break through some major barriers and fears to using the computer and the whole research process that the library offers. She was excellent with her explanations, genuinely desiring for me to succeed, and extremely knowledgeable. My past experiences with librarians were not very helpful years ago in high school. She really brought my confidence up a lot by her enthusiastic passion that she shares for her field and for her subject. I highly recommend this class to anyone entering college or to anyone that has yet to become familiarized with research procedures.

         Everything was instantly available, from homework, to tests. I could do things mostly at my own pace.

         Being able to do work when it is convenient.

         I liked taking the test online at my convineience

         I like that I am able to not travel everyday from my house to the campus. I am able to also work at my own pace.

         Convenience

         The ability to access on my own time

         I liked it because it was very convenient for me. I have a full time job, a house, and a husband to take care of so my time is limited. I enjoy being able to complete class work any time throughout the week and not have to worry about any face-to-face meetings.

         The fact that I could turn in assignments any time I wanted to.

         Once I got the hang of it, CourseDen was easy to attach/open documents (when the computer *****ated), view assignments, grades, and e-mail communication with the instructor. Our instructor was fantastic, and I learned a great deal from her and grew from the experience.

         I really liked how our professor was very active in the class. She provided quick responses to questions and generally cares about the students.

         I liked the help that Ms. ***** was willing to offer when you had problems. She was always very helpful and tried to resolve any problems you may have.

         I liked the flexibility of completing course work at my own pace.

         That I was able to do work on my own time.

         I thought the class was very interesting. I learned a lot.

         It was easy to complete. The material was clear cut and to the chase. We didn't have to worry about doing unimportant 'busy work'.

         I love how the teacher provided numerous tutorials. I would not have known how to do majority of the course work without these.

         Great

         That I could work when I wanted to.

         The convenience of working at my own pace at home.

         I like to video tutorials that Ms. ***** supplied for us to view this summer semester. Without some of those video tutorials I would not have been able to complete my assignments satisfactorally.

         That I could complete work at home at my own convenience. I also liked that I could work ahead when I had the extra time!

         The communication amongst the teacher and student is what was most enjoyable. Also I liked being able to work at my own pace.

         I liked the convience to complete the assignments in my own time. I also like the assignements given and the use of technology.

         I like the immediate response i usually get from Mrs. *****. She is always available to answer your question or guide you through any problem related to the class.

         I could do it at home!

         I liked how you could work on things on your own time.

         I liked that I didnt have to be in a classroom. I was able to work over the summer and take other classes and still be able to work on this course at my own pace and own time!

         The ability to get the work done within a time frame and that email through courseden should be an easier way to communicate with the professors in a quicker manner.

         freedom and flexibility and no drive time

         I was able to work on the material at time best for me.

         I liked the communication--it was very fast and convenient. I liked to have my assignments given to me and then have a week to complete them. I felt a lot of freedom with this course and I liked that.

         I liked that I was able to go to do my classwork around my work schedule.

         I liked how the professor laid out the material. It was very easy to navigate.

         I enjoyed the professor for this course. She was very understanding and lenient on mistakes. I felt that grading was fair and that feedback was given in a timely fashion.

         The online portion of this course was very convienient for me to access.

         I like that I didn't have to drive the long distance to campus to complete this course.

         I love Ms. *****. She is very helpful and very supportive. I learned so much about including technology in my future classroom.

         I could do the work for the week at my own pace. I have a family with a one year old and I was able to do the work when she was asleep. It saved me a lot of money by not having to travel 45 minutes down to carrollton.

         The assignments were challenging, but the directions given were very easy to understand and helped walk me through portions I did not understand.

         all the programs we used were relavant

         Dr. *****! Thank goodness she was there to bail you out when you got into trouble. Too many times professors are unapproachable and anal about assignments, due dates, and presentations to their specifications. A good teacher is one that continues to help the student learn, not scold them for missing a deadline, submitting in Times Roman, or font size is incorrect. Dr. ***** knows what she is talking about and patiently assists students to GET THE KNOWLEDGE versus satisfying her ego.

         it was very well organized for the most part.

         I like how the directions were very clear and we were provided with examples.

         I liked the flexibility and being able to fit this course into my schedule instead of driving 45 minutes to class everyday.

         Having the flexibility to contribute to online discussions on my own schedule was a real asset. It was also nice being able to read about other's experiences and learn from them.

         I liked the convenience of being able to work on and submit assignments on my time!

         I liked the online portion but there were times that I was very unsure of what I was doing. Meeting twice during the semester might have been helpful. The professor was always available for questions.

         I did not have to drive to Carrolton everyday and I liked the discussion posts.

         All assignments were easy enough to understand that class would've seemed needless in person. Also allowed me to work at my own pace.

         I loved P. *****. The way she has it set up it great!

         I could do the work on my own time.

         I liked how I could complete the assignments on my own time and at my own past.

         The instructor was very nice and helpful! She was always willing to help us if we had questions and even gave us her home number if we were 'panicking' about an assignement. She gave everyone the oppourtunity to learn as much as possible from this class!

         I like that I could complete my work when it was convinent for me.

         I could work at my own pace, in my pj's. It was flexible with my work schedule.

         I liked the online class because it allowed me to do the assignments on my time.

         The online portion of the course was well structured. Overall, I learned a lot from the course.

         I like the convenience of this class. You could work on assignments when you wanted to.

         Not hvaing to attend a required class.

         I liked how the teacher provided us with sufficient time to turn in our assignments. I also liked how she commented on our work. She made it worth doing all the work!

         I like that I didn't have to waste time traveling to and from school for class. I liked the content of this class. I thought Mrs. ***** did a great job providing video tutorials for almost every assignment. I felt supported by Mrs. *****.

         I enjoyed the flexibility of submitting assignments for a grade. I also liked the Tech. Explorations required by the teacher for this course. They were most beneficial.

         It lets me use my time as my schedule allows.

         I was able to complete to assignments on my own time

         I liked doing the work on my own time. I also liked how the instructor provided tutorials.

         I really enjoyed being about to do the assignments from home and during my on time.

         My teacher was very supportive.

         I like being able to login and complete the assignments from home, when the time is best for me.

         That it allowed me flexibiity in working on the material.

         flexibility

         time

         You could do it on your own time.

         It has been convenient for me to go on vacation, work, and do other things without missing class. I am a night owl so I like to do work late in the evening. Ina class setting this would not be possible.

         Could work at home.

         Convenient, saved money on gas, able to access the course from home so could work whenever I had time.

         The convenience factor.

         Able to access from home. It is convenient for those of us with jobs and/or families.

         flexibility, removed the need for the hour drive

         It was relevant information regarding technology in the classroom. The assignments were fun.

         It gives me the opportunity to work on a graduate degree. Due to job requirements. I would not be able to do so otherwise/

         The fact that I didn't have to drive and could do the assignments when it was convenient for me.

         It was convenient.

         I liked being able to do the work at a time convenient for me.

         ability to do assignments on my own timeframe.

         I could do the lessons and assignments at any time of day.

         Since this class was a Media Technology class, it involved more online participation than any of the other classes I have taken this semester. I enjoyed how this professor provided us with his own website where we submitted our assignments,discussions, etc. Very organized and very easy to stay on track.

         convenience

         I liked learning online. It was convenient for me to have the flexibility of working on the computer. I also like using Moodle-I think it is easy to use. I liked the way the course was set up as well, and felt like the material built well throughout the course.

         I like having online classes. It is really a great way to get another degree without having to go to class every week.

         The ease in which the lessons could be obtained and downloaded was excellent. Teacher feedback was almost always immediate.

         i like that i did not have to go on campus every week.

         WebCT is available at all times and therefore flexible enough for a working parent.

         I like the opportunity to communicate and share with the class and the instructor without having to drive 2 hours.

         The assignments were clear and explained well. Our professor graded assignments in a timely manner.

         Ability to access information on my own time & proceed as quickly/slowly as I like.

         I was able to work at my own pace and around my schedule.

         I liked the PPT samples and examples available to access later for review. I also liked being able to review correct answers for the Cataloging work.

         I like the conveneience of scheduling and working at my own pace and time.

         Extremely well organized, and the assignments were both meaningful and challenging. I feel as though I have a great handle on the topic now. Dr. *****' feedback is tremendous. I always knew what I did well and what I needed more work on.

         I liked the way Dr. ***** has everything laid out for you on her site. The directions are clear and the calendar is very helpful.

         The flexibility it offered.

         It was convenient.

         being able to participate in class activities in the comfort of my home, in other words in my pjs.

         Everything

         flexibility, working on my own time

         I enjoyed being able to work on the coursework on my own time. I also liked the organization of the online course.

         The ability to work at a time that was convenient for me. I also liked being able to work in groups using the online component.

         I liked that we were able to post our work on the discussion board in order to learn from what each other had done.

         I liked being able to share information with my others in my class, accessing information pertaining to assignments, and the instructor was always available to help with questions.

         flexibility

         I am a stay-at-home mom, so I do not have the time to go to class on a regular basis.

         Convenience and Web CT is easy to use.

         Expectations and due dates for assignments were clearly defined.

         I like the fact that I can turn in assignments from my home. I can discuss questions and topics with students from my home.

         I was able to do everything required using CourseDen.

         It was well organized and the inforamtion was easy to access.

         the convenience and the fact that I don't have to come to campus very often

         Majority of my work was on-line, I could work on my assignments from home.

         Using Wimba was fantastic for 'seeing' other students/the professor and really participating in the discussion. Good use of time while preserving our travel time.

         The ability to work ahead and work in groups.

         Able to do work at home on my own schedule.

         At first, I didn't think I would like online courses because I didn't think they would really be a positive learning experience. But I grew to really like them, and my opinion about their worth has really changed. I thought they were only for institutions that were wanting to make money instead of awarding delivering quality programs. This experience has really changed my thinking on this.

         Accessibility

         Convenience.

         It was convenient.

         na

         Discussions with professor and classmates and all hours.

         While at first I thought that the online discussions were just busy work, however I came to love reading my classmates thoughts about the topics. Additionally, the online portion of this class helped a lot with the troubleshooting of uploading documents to the UWG server.

         flexibility

         Not having to go to campus.

         It is convenient

         Being able to work from home on my own schedule

         I liked being able to work on projects with others. I like that the teacher had bookbags with information organized for easy access.

         The convenience of working from home and on my own time.

         I liked being able to turn in assignments from my home. I also liked being able to participate in group projects using e-mail and Course Den.

         The ability to interact with classmates and turn in my work as I completed it.

         I like the flexible scheduling and work load. You can work early in the am or late at night or all of one day, or get ahead if there are activities coming up.

         The best part about taking an online course is the convenience of being able to work from home. The instructor for this course Dr. **** was very helpful and knowledgeable regarding any questions I may have had during the session. I will take another course online.

         The online collaboration and being able to work on projects with groups. It made the summer semester much easier.

         easy to access from anywhere

         I could do the work when it was convenient for me.

         The accessibility of the assignments and the clarity in which they were provided was excellent. The backpack feature kept me on track and made it easy for me to understand what I was supposed to do and when I needed to submit my work.

         All of the work was posted in a timely manner for each week and the load was not overwhelming.

         I liked the convenience of participating in class without having to travel to Carrollton and being able to access information in my own time and work at my own pace.

         This instructor was very organized. She has a great syllabus and she explains everything. She graded the projects quickly and almost immediately gave feedback on everything. This instructor is one of the best that I have ever had for online courses.

         Convenience

         I could complete assignments at my own leisure.

         It was convenient and easy to use. Really enjoyed the class and the instruction!

         eat - food - fun

         The discussion board was a convenient and ongoing method of communicating with my professor and classmates. The online portion of this course was very convenient and allowed me to work at my own pace.

         I really learned a lot about digital photography. It was very eye opening and informative.

         It made coursework convenient by allowing me to work at the hours of my choosing.

         Collaboration with group members.

         the convenience

         I like the flexibility of the course and being able to work on my classwork around my family schedule.

         Being able to work around a busy schedule of being a single parent who works full time. Traditional courses are just not a possibility right now.

         It gives me the ability to work from various locations.

         Ability to work on my own time.

         It provided the flexibility that I needed to do my course work while working.

         Convenience

         The flexibility to work at my own pace and time. The ability to work ahead.

         I could work when it was convenient for me to work.

         The online experience allowed me to work at my own pace.

         Flexibility

         I liked the video tutorials as well as being able to access them at my convenience.

         I could access the materials at my convenience.

         I liked how quickly my instructor responded to me via email and course den.

         Convenience

         Ease of use

         I saved time by not having to drive to West Georgia. For this class, I needed all of the time that I could get. also, I enjoyed seeing everyone's work and hearing responses.

         I could do it at my own pace.

         I like the convenience of the online course.

         The ability to do work and have the discussions from home. I live approximately 2 1/2 hours from campus, so the less that I have to attend, the better.

         Gives me a chance to work on a graduate degree that i would not have otherwise.

         The collaboration and being able to do assignments on my own time at home.

         flexibility and freedom to sign on to complete work at anytime.

         Using Wimba to present and discuss projects.

         Very organized, easy to use

         The entire experience was extremely positive.

         Very convenient. Allows me time to contemplate my answers to discussions. Fosters initiative and self-regulated learning.

         most things were easy for me to access

         I love the flexibility an online course gave me.

         I liked the discussion board. I learned a lot from my fellow students. The online class makes me responsible for what I am learning.

         The online experience allowed me to work at my own pace.

         The module creation and Henry County review.

         learned valuable usable skills

         The flexibility was great. I work, have a fmaily, and attend school, so the flexibility was great. I also like the different types of technology that we have to learn/utilize - I can now use the technology in my classes.

         I liked that it was online so I could relax at home.

         This was my first online class and did not know what to expect. I like that flexibility to do and post

         The convenience and flexibility it provided me to do the course work when I wanted.

         I like being able to work from home.

         work and discussions at my convenience and not having to drive over an hour to campus

         The convenience of working from home.

         The learning modules were all posted at the beginning of the semester, so students could work ahead if they desired to do so.

         I could access it whenever it was convenient to me. It was 100% online

         THANK YOU for posting the textbook online for FREE! I also really liked that we didn't have/need the face-to-face session, and don't feel like I missed out on any part of the experience because it was all online.

         Flexibility...working at my own pace... no need to drive to campus.

         The flexibility makes it a perfect match for my life.

         It was easy to understand what was expected. I like how the work was grouped by weeks. It helped me pace myself.

         I enjoyed the collaboration with my peers.

         It made coursework convenient by allowing me to work on projects/discussions when I could.

         The flexibility.

         The anytime anywhere access.

         I liked having the modules all open at the beginning of term so I could work ahead if need be.

         I was able to work at my own pace and at times that were most convenient for me.

         I love the projects that were assigned for this class. I am a hands-on learner.

         I can log in when I have free time to get the modules completed on time.

         The discussions, the online textbook, and the interesting and brief podcasts.

         Flexibility and the discussions

         I loved the discussion and interview portion of the course. I also like that it is fully online.

         The ability to work around my schedule of being a teacher and parent. Taking the course online allowed me to work at home in the evenings instead of trying to find a babysitter and making an hour + commute to Carrollton. There was a lot of information covered in a variety of ways. It did not need to be delivered face to face in order to be effective.

         Discussion boards and peer help with proofreading.

         Dr. *****'s instructions for the class were very clear and he was quick to respond to any question through email.

         It gives the abiltiy to work from various locations.

         Instructor treated the students as professionals and was available for help.

         Easy to do from home.

         Feedback is specific and timely

         I could work at a time that was convenient for me.

         The convenience of working from home.

         Very convenient. Allowed me to work at my own pace without the inconvenience of driving to campus.

         the convenience & the Skype session

         It was convenient and complete.

         I love online courses, because of the distance I live.

         The whole course being open from the begining is an asset.

         The convenience of an online class.

         convenience

         I could choose when I did the work.

         nothing

         The flexibility of when the tests needed to be completed.

         Could do the work on my own pace

         I like how it was convenient for me to take the tsts and quizzes.

         good set up

         The convenience.

         I liked not having to drive to class! That part is great

         I love having the flexibility to work on class projects and material anytime of the day and from my home. Online classes work really well for me especially since I work full time. I also like not having to physically be on campus due to parking issues and work/school schedule conflict.

         Easy to access lectures at my leisure.

         flexiblity

         that its online

         Being able to complete assignments on my own time.

         being able to go at my own pace

         The instructor always emailed feedback in a timely manner.

         organized

         Schedule flexibility and ability to work at my own pace

         Work at my own pace

         I had an accident this summer and broke mr wrist. I had an external fixator throughout the course and was unable to write. Using the computer made the course very easy for me.

         easy to get to

         I could call or email my teacher at anytime

         The freedom to do work on my own time and not being required to drive out to carrollton.

         nothing

         flexible

         Convenience.

         easy to keep up

         the powerpoints were very helpful

         I loved not driving to class. I thought the content was interesting

         that i can do stuff at my own time.

         Time flexibility

         Being able to work from home

         The ease of accesses information on my on time. Flexible around my schedule.

         It was convient.

         Everything was readily available and it could be referred back to whenever needed.

         Course den is awesome. It's easy to use and very convenient.

         Everything

         I liked watching the modules. It was better than simply reading content.

         It was easy to ocmmunicate to my classmates and my professor. I was able to stay organized with receiving info quickly through the email and check up dates as well.

         u can do all the work and studying on your own

         Nice to access from home setting and enjoy more of my summer at home rather than in classroom.

         I liked viewing or watching skills being done on ATI. Watching skills is very helpful for me. I found it helpful that all the information check off paperwork and course content was very organized. I would like to add that I felt the communication via course den email was very consistent. You knew exactly where to communicate.

         It's convenient and easy to access, for the most part.

         Easy to use and convenient because I can access it at any time.

         Very convenient

         Easy access from any computer. Easy access at anytime. Printing the lecture is optional.

         Flexibility

         Ability to do work at home when it fit my schedule.

         convinience for me

         Convenience

         Flexibility of schedule.

         Flexability

         The ability to work at my own pace and on my own time.

         Able to work from home

         I could work at my own pace and could set my hours for study. That makes taking a class easier for a working single mom.

         I like the fact that I do not need to drive 45minutes to get to a class.

         I have taken 2 partially online classes at UWG before, but this is my first completely online class. I live in Ringgold, GA, and I work full time as a registered nurse. The online class option is perfect for my schedule. I love being able to go online when I get home from work and work on my class work on my own schedule. These classes are a great way for students with full time careers to go back to school to further their education. I really like the discussion boards and getting to interact with your classmates online.

         Availability

         Access to class with my work schedule.

         The discussion forums. The ability to attend lecture at my convenience.

         time saving and able to do it at home at my convience

         I could do it when it was conveinient for me.

         The professor was very helpful throughout the course.

         Taking quizzes

         I was able to complete the work at my own pace and when I had time, not when the class was scheduled.

         Not having to drive to class.

         I like the fact that I could study and do my test by midnight of due date.

         easy to use

         It was convenient for me to access at anytime.

         It was helpful when studying for tests.

         I liked that I could do the work at my on time and pace.

         All.

         na

         We could work at our oen pace and the lectures and reading went hand and hand

         There was no online portion of this class through webct it was all via email connection

         The discussion groups

         I did not have to go to campus.

         How organized the instructor was.

         The professor was excellent about giving feedback promptly and answering any questions as they came up. She was very approachable and made me very comfortable from the fist moment. Online classes are very stressful and impersonal, but she made it less so.

         Taking on line classes are very convenient. Working at my own pace helped me complete all the work and it was a good deal of work to complete a course in a short period during the summer session. I also liked being able to investigate information on the internet about the course topics that I found interesting.

         flexiblity

         I liked the interaction on the blogs. It was a good way to deal with questions and learn from the experience of other students.

         Being able to work at my own pace.

         It was very discussion oriented. I learned a great deal about the material from the ideas of my peers.

         Being able the work from home on my schedule.

         That I was able do it on my own time and move at my own pace.

         Being able to complete assignments at home.

         could do at home

         I enjoyed not having to drive to Carrollton weekly.

         I liked the chat feature.

         Convenience and accessibility.

         The ability to work from home on my schedul

         flexibility

         Convenience.

         Nothing whatsoever

         It was completely on-line and I used Wimba for the first time.

         convenience

         I liked having a full week to complete work based on my schedule.

         Convenient to use

         Convenience and that it was easier to discuss the material in depth in an online format that it would have been face-to-face.

         I could work at my own speed.

         I was able to schedule two other classes because of the online component.

         Flexibility for working on and submitting assignments.

         great class, easy to understand what was required.

         I like the websites the professor pointed us to through our online assignments.

         I was able to work at home.

         Working at my convenience.

         being able to complete lessons at home

         It was quick and easy to turn in assignments

         convienent

         flexibility

         I liked being able to work from my home.

         not having to set in class

         it was online and i enjoyed the teacher!

         Easy to understand.

         that i didnt have to show up at campus

         n/a

         I got done with the class very quickly.

         Clearly set up and expectations defined. I was able to access all assessments and send all assignments. I think for a class like this where it is a great deal of specific information the online class format works to deliver the information.

         manage my own time

         I liked that all the quizzes and assignments were online.

         I could do the assignments on my own time.

         I can do it when I want to and I am able to do things early.

         I could do it my work in my spare time.

         Ease of use and time saved in commuting.

         can work at my own time.

         it was easy to follow

         The information in the youtube videos and the DVD were extremely helpful.

         being able to work form home and the speedy grading by the professor.

         nothing

         I like being able to turn in assignments online, but also the ability to discuss with my fellow classmates about the assignments. One huge plus to online classrooms are the available resorces that the teacher provides for us.

         Not having to drive to Carrollton weekly.

         submitting assignments and participating in discussions.

         I liked the constant communication with the professor.

         I appreciate the fact that I did not have an obligation to be on campus since this class was offered in the summer and I need it to graduate in December.

         I loved the convenience of doing work outside of the classroom setting. As a teacher, mother, and now coach, it is difficult to attend face-to-face classes. I loved how organized the class was and it was very easy to keep up with assignments.

         It enabled me to stay home instead of going to class during the week.

         I was able to finish this course even though I had an accident. The professor worked with me and I am very very thankful for that. Having this course online was helpful because I was unable to write. I wouldn't have been able to take notes in class if it were on campus. I was also able to do the assignments on my own when I felt up to it.

         The on-line portion was well organized and easy to navigate.

         All assignments were entered before the first day of class. Dr. ***** graded assignments and posted very quickly. Students could submit assignments early which was very helpful.

         This course did not really have an online component; it was more of an independent researching portion.

         I liked the fact that I could complete things in my own time. I saved gas money and could work from home. I found the online portion very convenient.

         The course work was able to be done without meeting face-to-face, therefore the course was appropriate to be online.

         everything

         The discussions were great!

         online quizzes

         Did not have to come to a physical class.

         na

         that I could use it from home in my own time

         I liked the flexibility of the class. I live over an hour away from campus and it is nice to be able to learn from home.

         na

         Discussion questions allow for student interaction and support.

         I did not have to spent time and money driving to campus and I was still able to have discussions with my classmates and professor.

         I liiked the ability to add input to class discussions via online submission.

         I didn't have to drive to campus

         The convienience of the course was a real plus

         convenience and flexibility

         the ease of working at my own pace

         The interaction between discussions was wonderful. I liked the online group work and the examples of what was required.

         very flexible. Easily fit into my schedule

         Online classes offer convenience that you won't find with traditional classes.

         Discussions and assignments.

         A lof of good information, helpful powerpoints and detailed notes

         flexibility, removed the need to drive an hour for class

         I thought that my group and I had very thoughtful discussions.

         The convience was my main like.

         flexibility

         The online modules were informative and easy to access. I also appreciated the ability to stop work online and then pick it up again at my own convenience.

         The main thing was that I did not have to drive to campus for class.

         The access on my time and not having to go to the main campus

         I was able to complete assignments within the time frame whenever I wanted to; the discussion groups

         I enjoyed being able to do the work on my own time and being able to get a head start of a lot of the assignments when I had extra time.

         The learning applications were challenging and real life cases. The parent pamphlet project was a great hands on activity that I know I will use once I start teaching.

         I really enjoyed being able to access my courses from home and not having to come to the campus considering I live far away from the campus.

         Because I live in Lithonia, GA, it was very convenient for me to participate online rather than to drive back and forth three times a week (I had one F2F class this summer). I also enjoyed receiving assignments ahead of time so that I could decide if I wanted to work on them before the due date. Dr. ***** checked and responded to e-mail regularly and grades were posted in excellent amount of time. Overall, it was the best online experience I've had so far.

         Nothing. I wish there was the option to take courses on campus for every course possible.

         flexibility

         The communication was great amongst the instructor and I.

         Really enjoyed the instructor, she made learning very fun and useful.

         Ability to complete the work on my own time and at my home.

         the ability to set my own hours. The Wimba presentation was a new experience-valuable tool to connect all the students together to present their projects..

         I can work from home.

         I liked the fact that the professor was very prompt in grading and resubmittimg work back to me.

         Instructor did an excellent job managing and posting course material.

         I liked not having to drive to class and being able to complete my work on my own time.

         The Convenience.

         Having the opportunity to do my school work at my convinent time.

         flexibility and quick response from instructor

         Convenience... on my own time

         I liked the convenience of working at home

         I liked not having to drive and being able to do my work whenever I wanted.

         flexibility

         I could do it at my own pace.

         I could work as I needed too regardless of the hour.

         Having the opportunity to do my assignments on my own time.

         convenient

         i live far away, like online classes.

         I like the idea of working from home and the ability to communicate with professors and students online. I also like the idea of not driving a 3 hour round trip to the campus.

         flexibility of use

         That everything was outlined and given to us in plenty of time to complete (minus the first assignment, which the instructor should have given us more warning about).

         Having a window of time to post assignments

         It was uncomplicated and easy to navigate.

         flexibility, quick response from instructor, instructor's involvement with class dscussions

         the flexibility

         Flexible

         Dr. **** - he's AWESOME, very laid back and not stressful. He presents good information for us, and is fair in grading. Has high expectations for us.

         Can complete work at home on own time schedule

         I really enjoy the research aspect of this course and the ability to use UWG Library via online services. I also enjoy the reflection required relative to the unit study because it is thought provoking and reinforces the material studied.

         I like the convenience, and the ability to work at my own pace

         It was very convient and easy to follow.

         Freedom to do at my pace.

         I really enjoyed the theatre class. I have a new fond respect for it.

         I enjoyed it all I was able to learn from the comfort of my own home.

         Dr. ***** gives the online student as many resources as possible. Audio and video relating to the material was invaluable.

         That it was easy material. I'm not sure I would have done nearly as well if it were a harder course.

         That I could finish my assignments and log off and not have to sit in a classroom just wasting time.

         The out side projects, the plays was my favorite part.

         I liked the fact that I was able to do the assignments on my own time.

         The ability to work from home or at work.

         They were available at a distance.

         I liked the fact that I can finish my work every week around the same time every week, so I had time to do it and on my own time as well.

         I loved how everything is avalaible and ready to go as soon as we logged in. We didnt have to ask for anything. And the design of the page was really great.

         The convenience and the immediate feedback from Dr. *****.

         I really liked how there was a detailed schedule and the teacher provided material 1-2 weeks in advance for those who would like to get ahead.

         Learning at a distance on my schedule

         The video was great, faculty responded quickly and was helpful

         The videos that Dr. ***** posted, the HBR articles, and the weekly requirements of the research project helped keep me on track.

         Everything was pretty much self explanatory and I was able to finish the work early and at my own pace.

         There wasn't much online in this course, just about 1 or 2 discussions. I liked that we could communicate with the professors and rely on them for a response.

         I was able to be home with my children and go on a vacation to the beach juggling both family and school. Online classes are great for the returning students who do not live near the campus but want the education.

         Pace my own time. Answered discussions ahead of time, I had a chance to read other people's opinions about different matters...Overall it was very convenient with my schedule at work featuring other classes.

         It was convenient.

         I liked that I did not have to see the Professor as much a regular course. There was not that much to like about this class, I enjoyed learning about the Holocaust but everything else about this course was a bit too much.

         All.

         I like that students get to post their response and share ideas from readings. I like Professors *****post a brief summary for the list of readings. I like that students get to meet two times the whole semester. Especially, for this class, it demands that students meet and discuss what they learn. The Holocaust is a major subject and it needs to be discussed. I like that Professor **** post the websites to the list of readings instead of having students for them on their own. I like that students can post their assignments a head of time and not have to wait to the last minute.

         I liked that I was able to do the work that was required of me at my own pace. Very easy to understand and I do not have to make an appointment to see the Professor. I enjoyed my on-line courses with one exception.

         love the power points, very detailed and easy to understand

         It was convenient, fast paced, and effective towards my education.

         That you can do it at any time.

         Having homework reading and audio recordings available online meant I was able to save paper and have less to carry around with me.