Fall 2012 Distance Learning 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, Web/CT (called CourseDen), 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

2310 Total Respondents

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

13

0.6%

No response

15

0.6%

Strongly disagree

37

1.6%

Disagree

114

4.9%

Undecided

200

8.7%

Agree

695

30.1%

Strongly agree

1236

53.5%

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

14

0.6%

No response

25

1.1%

Strongly disagree

59

2.6%

Disagree

115

5.0%

Undecided

130

5.6%

Agree

770

33.3%

Strongly agree

1197

51.8%

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

39

1.7%

No response

34

1.5%

Strongly disagree

22

1.0%

Disagree

54

2.3%

Undecided

148

6.4%

Agree

639

27.7%

Strongly agree

1374

59.5%

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

213

9.2%

No response

32

1.4%

Strongly disagree

25

1.1%

Disagree

97

4.2%

Undecided

143

6.2%

Agree

700

30.3%

Strongly agree

1100

47.6%

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

214

9.3%

No response

27

1.2%

Strongly disagree

20

0.9%

Disagree

43

1.9%

Undecided

140

6.1%

Agree

709

30.7%

Strongly agree

1157

50.1%

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

86

3.7%

No response

43

1.9%

Strongly disagree

39

1.7%

Disagree

61

2.6%

Undecided

106

4.6%

Agree

571

24.7%

Strongly agree

1404

60.8%

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

54

2.3%

No response

20

0.9%

Strongly disagree

186

8.1%

Disagree

422

18.3%

Undecided

516

22.3%

Agree

459

19.9%

Strongly agree

653

28.3%

 

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8. The Distance Learning Helpline was helpful to me.

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

970

42.0%

No response

25

1.1%

Strongly disagree

30

1.3%

Disagree

59

2.6%

Undecided

291

12.6%

Agree

405

17.5%

Strongly agree

530

22.9%

 

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9. Where do you access the Internet most regularly?

Frequency

Percent

Home

24

1.0%

Work

2055

89.0%

UWG

66

2.9%

Undecided

10

0.4%

Work

109

4.7%

Other

46

2.0%

 

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

Frequency

Percent

 

 

 

No response

34

1.5%

Novice/Beginner

149

6.5%

Knowledgeable

1476

63.9%

Expert

651

28.2%

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

27

1.2%

No response

30

1.3%

Strongly disagree

193

8.4%

Disagree

254

11.0%

Undecided

362

15.7%

Agree

475

20.6%

Strongly agree

969

41.9%

 

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13. Where do you live?

Frequency

Percent

No response

30

1.3%

< 10 miles from the Carrollton campus

651

28.2%

11-20 miles from campus

186

8.1%

21-45 miles from campus

559

24.2%

46-65 miles from campus

384

16.6%

66-85 miles from campus

207

9.0%

> 85 miles from campus

293

12.7%

 

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14. Registration for this course was available at a distance.

Frequency

Percent

No response

36

1.6%

Unsure

455

19.7%

No

54

2.3%

Yes

1765

76.4%

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

149

6.5%

No response

31

1.3%

Strongly disagree

38

1.6%

Disagree

117

5.1%

Undecided

115

5.0%

Agree

913

39.5%

Strongly agree

947

41.0%

 

2310

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

404

17.5%

No response

25

1.1%

Unacceptable

21

0.9%

Needs improvement

137

5.9%

Neutral

311

13.5%

Good

695

30.1%

Excellent

717

31.0%

 

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17. Information on financial aid that was available prior to registration was:

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

435

18.8%

No response

32

1.4%

Unacceptable

40

1.7%

Needs improvement

198

8.6%

Neutral

327

14.2%

Good

688

29.8%

Excellent

590

25.5%

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

749

32.4%

No response

38

1.6%

Unacceptable

16

0.7%

Needs improvement

134

5.8%

Neutral

361

15.6%

Good

594

25.7%

Excellent

418

18.1%

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

889

38.5%

No response

42

1.8%

Unacceptable

33

1.4%

Needs improvement

113

4.9%

Neutral

260

11.3%

Good

491

21.3%

Excellent

482

20.9%

 

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20. Means for resolving general student complaints at UWG were:

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

930

40.3%

No response

42

1.8%

Unacceptable

51

2.2%

Needs improvement

161

7.0%

Neutral

293

12.7%

Good

475

20.6%

Excellent

358

15.5%

 

2310

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

No response

28

1.2%

0

778

33.7%

1

320

13.9%

2

446

19.3%

3

349

15.1%

4

250

10.8%

5

139

6.0%

 

2310

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

No response

36

1.6%

Yes

1492

64.6%

No

782

33.9%

 

2310

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

No response

33

1.4%

Yes

1197

51.8%

No

1080

46.8%

 

2310

 

 

 

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

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

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26: What suggestions would you make for future online courses?

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 27: What is your age?

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