STATE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA

DISTANCE & DISTRIBUTED EDUCATION CENTER


Summer 2003 Distance Learning Courses'

Aggregate Survey Results


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

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

distance@westga.edu

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Information: Distance Education Student Survey Results

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

5

1.77

Disagree

5

1.77

Undecided

29

10.28

Agree

87

30.85

Strongly Agree

156

55.32

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

4

1.42

Disagree

8

2.84

Undecided

7

2.48

Agree

92

32.62

Strongly Agree

171

60.64

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

1

0.36

Disagree

4

1.42

Undecided

10

3.56

Agree

65

23.13

Strongly Agree

201

71.53

 

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

Frequency

Percent

N/A

1

0.35

Disagree

6

2.13

Undecided

5

1.77

Agree

80

28.37

Strongly Agree

190

67.38

 

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

Frequency

Percent

N/A

1

0.35

Disagree

1

0.35

Undecided

9

3.19

Agree

65

23.05

Strongly Agree

206

73.05

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

2

.071

Disagree

11

3.90

Undecided

20

7.09

Agree

59

20.92

Strongly Agree

190

67.38

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

12

4.27

Disagree

64

22.78

Undecided

71

25.27

Agree

68

24.20

Strongly Agree

66

23.49

 

8.  The Distance Learning Helpline was helpful to me. 

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

2

0.72

Disagree

3

1.08

Did not use Helpline

192

68.82

Agree

24

8.60

Strongly Agree

58

20.79

 

9.  Where do you access the Internet most regularly? 

Frequency

Percent

UWG Computer Lab

26

9.06

Undecided

1

0.35

Home

236

82.23

Other

4

1.39

Work

20

6.97

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Beginner

35

12.20

Expert

26

9.06

Knowledgeable

217

75.61

Novice

9

3.14

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

5

1.78

Disagree

6

2.14

Undecided

28

9.96

Agree

90

32.03

Strongly Agree

152

54.09

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

9

3.20

Disagree

22

7.83

Undecided

55

19.57

Agree

61

21.71

Strongly Agree

134

47.69

 

13.  Where do you live? 

Frequency

Percent

Less than 10 miles from the Carrollton campus

49

17.07

11-20 miles from campus

28

9.76

21-45 miles from campus

75

26.13

46-65 miles from campus

62

21.60

66-85 miles from campus

45

15.68

More than 85 miles from campus

22

7.67

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

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

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

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17.  What is your age? 

Frequency

Percent

<20

1

.38

20-29 

120

45.29

30-39

85

30.59

40-49

45

16.96

50+

18

6.78

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Unsure

42

15.11

Disagree

4

1.44

Agree

232

83.45

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Unsure

9

3.26

Strongly Disagree

7

2.54

Disagree

14

5.07

Agree

129

46.74

Strongly Agree

117

42.39

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Unacceptable

3

1.09

Needs Improvement

9

3.28

Neutral/NA

91

33.21

Good

89

32.48

Excellent

82

29.93

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Does Not Apply

1

0.38

Strongly Disagree

24

9.06

Disagree

115

43.40

Agree

79

29.81

Strongly Agree

46

17.36

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Does Not Apply

113

42.16

Needs Improvement

6

2.24

Neutral N/A

68

25.37

Good

58

21.64

Excellent

23

8.58

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Unsure

76

29.01

Unacceptable

3

1.15

Needs Improvement

7

2.67

Neutral N/A

70

26.72

Good

55

20.99

Excellent

51

19.47

 

24.  Means for resolving student complaints were: 

Frequency

Percent

Does Not Apply

98

38.13

Unacceptable

4

1.56

Needs Improvement

9

3.50

Neutral N/A

55

21.40

Good

52

20.23

Excellent

39

15.18

 

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

Frequency

Percent

0

72

25.99

1

101

36.46

2

65

23.47

3

29

10.47

4

6

2.17

5

4

1.44

 

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

Frequency

Percent

No

107

37.28

Yes

170

59.23

 

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

Frequency

Percent

No

99

34.49

Yes

180

62.72

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Last updated 9/12/03 by Stacey Rowland