STATE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA

DISTANCE & DISTRIBUTED EDUCATION CENTER


Summer 2004 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.  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

3

1.32

Disagree

9

3.96

Undecided

27

11.89

Agree

74

32.60

Strongly Agree

114

50.22

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

3

1.32

Disagree

8

3.52

Undecided

5

2.20

Agree

90

39.65

Strongly Agree

121

53.30

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

1

.44

Disagree

4

1.76

Undecided

8

3.52

Agree

64

28.19

Strongly Agree

150

66.08

 

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

Frequency

Percent

N/A

1

.44

Disagree

5

2.21

Undecided

6

2.65

Agree

77

34.07

Strongly Agree

137

60.62

 

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

Frequency

Percent

N/A

1

.44

Strongly Disagree

1

.44

Disagree

2

.88

Undecided

3

1.32

Agree

72

31.72

Strongly Agree

148

65.20

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

1

.44

Disagree

3

1.33

Undecided

18

7.96

Agree

57

25.22

Strongly Agree

147

65.04

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

13

5.73

Disagree

53

23.35

Undecided

75

33.04

Agree

47

20.70

Strongly Agree

39

17.18

 

8.  The Distance Learning Helpline was helpful to me. 

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

2

.89

Disagree

5

2.22

Did not use Help Line

143

63.556

Agree

38

16.89

Strongly Agree

37

16.44

 

9.  Where do you access the Internet most regularly? 

Frequency

Percent

UWG Computer Lab

4

1.76

Undecided

7

3.08

Home

200

88.11

Other

1

.44

Work

15

6.61

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Beginner

25

11.01

Expert

23

10.13

Knowledgeable

177

77.97

Novice

2

.88

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

5

2.21

Disagree

9

3.98

Undecided

21

9.29

Agree

64

28.32

Strongly Agree

127

56.19

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

12

5.29

Disagree

29

12.78

Undecided

35

15.42

Agree

51

22.47

Strongly Agree

100

44.05

 

13.  Where do you live? 

Frequency

Percent

Less than 10 miles from the Carrollton campus

22

10.57

11-20 miles from campus

26

11.45

21-45 miles from campus

50

22.03

46-65 miles from campus

64

28.19

66-85 miles from campus

38

16.74

More than 85 miles from campus

24

10.57

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

7

3.29

20-29 

69

32.41

30-39

76

35.71

40-49

35

16.45

50+

26

12.22

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Unsure

33

14.80

Disagree

3

1.35

Agree

187

83.86

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Unsure

10

4.50

Strongly Disagree

7

3.15

Disagree

19

8.56

Agree

127

57.21

Strongly Agree

59

26.58

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Unacceptable

1

.46

Needs Improvement

11

5.02

Neutral/NA

68

31.05

Good

79

36.07

Excellent

60

27.40

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Does Not Apply

1

.46

Strongly Disagree

19

8.76

Disagree

104

47.93

Agree

70

32.26

Strongly Agree

23

10.60

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Does Not Apply

88

41.71

Unacceptable

1

.47

Needs Improvement

8

3.79

Neutral N/A

62

29.38

Good

40

18.96

Excellent

12

5.69

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Unsure

50

23.70

Unacceptable

1

.47

Needs Improvement

7

3.32

Neutral N/A

57

27.01

Good

55

26.07

Excellent

41

19.43

 

24.  Means for resolving student complaints were: 

Frequency

Percent

Does Not Apply

76

36.71

Unacceptable

2

.97

Needs Improvement

6

2.90

Neutral N/A

50

24.15

Good

49

23.67

Excellent

24

11.59

 

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

Frequency

Percent

0

73

33.18

1

74

33.64

2

45

20.45

3

23

10.45

4

3

1.36

5

2

.91

 

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

Frequency

Percent

No

111

48.90

Yes

106

46.70

 

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

78

34.36

Yes

142

62.56

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