STATE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA

DISTANCE & DISTRIBUTED EDUCATION CENTER


Fall 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

3

.76

Disagree

12

3.03

Undecided

48

12.12

Agree

158

39.90

Strongly Agree

175

44.19

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

17

4.34

Disagree

29

7.40

Undecided

40

10.20

Agree

125

31.89

Strongly Agree

181

46.17

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

3

.76

Disagree

11

2.80

Undecided

34

8.65

Agree

128

32.57

Strongly Agree

217

55.22

 

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

Frequency

Percent

N/A

1

.26

Strongly Disagree

6

1.53

Disagree

13

3.32

Undecided

19

4.85

Agree

123

31.38

Strongly Agree

230

58.67

 

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

Frequency

Percent

N/A

4

1.02

Strongly Disagree

1

.26

Disagree

4

1.02

Undecided

17

4.35

Agree

112

28.64

Strongly Agree

253

64.71

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

7

1.79

Disagree

26

6.63

Undecided

51

13.01

Agree

103

26.28

Strongly Agree

205

52.30

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

34

8.67

Disagree

70

17.86

Undecided

98

25.00

Agree

86

21.94

Strongly Agree

104

26.53

 

8.  The Distance Learning Helpline was helpful to me. 

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

8

2.06

Disagree

19

4.90

Did not use HelpLine

214

55.15

Agree

75

19.33

Strongly Agree

72

18.56

 

9.  Where do you access the Internet most regularly? 

Frequency

Percent

UWG Computer Lab

51

12.85

Undecided

8

2.02

Home

285

71.79

Other

8

2.02

Work

42

10.58

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Beginner

39

9.82

Expert

41

10.33

Knowledgeable

302

76.07

Novice

11

2.77

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

18

4.60

Disagree

35

8.95

Undecided

64

16.37

Agree

112

28.64

Strongly Agree

162

41.43

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Strongly Disagree

30

7.63

Disagree

61

15.52

Undecided

72

18.32

Agree

84

21.37

Strongly Agree

146

37.15

 

13.  Where do you live? 

Frequency

Percent

Less than 10 miles from the Carrollton campus

169

42.57

11-20 miles from campus

36

9.07

21-45 miles from campus

65

16.37

46-65 miles from campus

62

15.62

66-85 miles from campus

30

7.56

More than 85 miles from campus

35

8.82

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

82

22.28

20-29 

178

48.36

30-39

42

11.40

40-49

45

12.23

50+

21

5.70

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Unsure

117

30.47

Disagree

13

3.39

Agree

254

66.15

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Unsure

15

3.92

Strongly Disagree

9

2.35

Disagree

22

5.74

Agree

205

53.52

Strongly Agree

132

34.46

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Unacceptable

10

2.67

Needs Improvement

26

6.93

Neutral/NA

122

32.53

Good

142

37.87

Excellent

75

20.00

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Does Not Apply

6

1.65

Strongly Disagree

29

7.97

Disagree

133

36.54

Agree

134

36.81

Strongly Agree

62

17.03

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Does Not Apply

100

27.03

Unacceptable

6

1.62

Needs Improvement

33

8.92

Neutral N/A

88

23.78

Good

101

27.30

Excellent

42

11.35

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Unsure

70

19.07

Unacceptable

13

3.54

Needs Improvement

27

7.36

Neutral N/A

88

23.98

Good

106

28.88

Excellent

63

17.17

 

24.  Means for resolving student complaints were: 

Frequency

Percent

Does Not Apply

90

24.52

Unacceptable

9

2.45

Needs Improvement

31

8.45

Neutral N/A

94

25.61

Good

89

24.25

Excellent

54

14.71

 

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

Frequency

Percent

0

45

11.87

1

101

26.65

2

49

12.93

3

67

17.68

4

76

20.05

5

41

10.82

 

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

Frequency

Percent

No

133

33.50

Yes

248

62.47

 

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

157

39.55

Yes

224

56.42

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