Fall 2013 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, Desire2Learn (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

1012 Total Respondents

 

1. What is your gender?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

13

1.3%

Male

251

24.8%

Female

748

73.9%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

2. What is your age?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

13

1.3%

<20

98

9.7%

20-29

447

44.2%

30-39

195

19.3%

40-49

178

17.6%

50+

81

8.0%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

 

3. Where do you live while participating in your online course(s)?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

6

0.6%

On campus

99

9.8%

Carroll County

235

23.2%

State of Georgia

624

61.7%

Out of state, within US

44

4.3%

Outside US

4

0.4%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

4. Where do you access the internet for your online classes most often? Check all that apply.

Frequency

Percentage

No response

0

0.0%

On-campus housing

94

6.5%

Off-campus housing

629

43.5%

UWG computer lab/library

139

9.6%

At my place of work

252

17.4%

Other

332

23.0%

Total responses:

1446

 

 

5. Where do you prefer to access your online courses? Check all that apply.

Frequency

Percentage

No response

0

0.0%

Desktop

406

23.3%

Laptop

905

51.9%

Tablet device

210

12.0%

Mobile phone

220

12.6%

Other

3

0.2%

Total responses:

1744

 

 

6. Have you ever taken an online course before?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

17

1.7%

Yes

773

76.4%

No

222

21.9%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

7.  Would you take another online course at UWG?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

12

1.2%

Yes

921

91.0%

No

79

7.8%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

8.  Which of the following factors contribute to your decision to take online classes? Check all that apply.

Frequency

Percentage

No response

0

0.0%

Fits better with my work schedule

711

27.8%

Fits better with my class schedule

386

15.1%

I learn better in online classes

125

4.9%

I prefer online classes to face-to-face classes

164

6.4%

I live too far from campus

434

17.0%

Health or disability issues

16

0.6%

Family commitments

333

13.0%

Course was only offered online

316

12.4%

Other

70

2.7%

Total responses:

2555

 

 

9. Which statement is most descriptive of you this semester?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

8

0.8%

I am taking only online courses at UWG.

479

47.3%

I am taking predominantly online courses.

144

14.2%

I am taking predominantly face-to-face courses.

381

37.6%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

10. I would prefer more classes and programs at UWG that are entirely online (at least 95% of instruction delivered online)

Frequency

Percentage

No response

6

0.6%

Strongly disagree

71

7.0%

Disagree

109

10.8%

Undecided

224

22.1%

Agree

185

18.3%

Strongly Agree

417

41.2%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

11. I would prefer more courses and programs at UWG that are mostly online (greater than 50%, but less than 95% of instruction delivered online)

Frequency

Percentage

No response

15

1.5%

Strongly disagree

76

7.5%

Disagree

121

12.0%

Undecided

266

26.3%

Agree

258

25.5%

Strongly Agree

276

27.3%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

14

1.4%

Strongly disagree

24

2.4%

Disagree

61

6.0%

Undecided

99

9.8%

Agree

327

32.3%

Strongly Agree

487

48.1%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

9

0.9%

Strongly disagree

35

3.5%

Disagree

60

5.9%

Undecided

78

7.7%

Agree

355

35.1%

Strongly Agree

475

46.9%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

14. I find CourseDen (D2L) easy to use and understand.

Frequency

Percentage

No response

13

1.3%

Strongly disagree

19

1.9%

Disagree

56

5.5%

Undecided

88

8.7%

Agree

489

48.3%

Strongly Agree

347

34.3%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

12

1.2%

Strongly disagree

11

1.1%

Disagree

44

4.3%

Undecided

72

7.1%

Agree

343

33.9%

Strongly Agree

530

52.4%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

7

0.7%

Strongly disagree

67

6.6%

Disagree

233

23.0%

Undecided

248

24.5%

Agree

241

23.8%

Strongly Agree

216

21.3%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

17. My internet/computer/tech skills were adequate for this class.

Frequency

Percentage

No response

15

1.5%

Strongly disagree

4

0.4%

Disagree

10

1.0%

Undecided

25

2.5%

Agree

368

36.4%

Strongly Agree

590

58.3%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

18. I received the necessary information regarding what to expect in my online course(s) prior to the course start date.

Frequency

Percentage

No response

15

1.5%

Strongly disagree

27

2.7%

Disagree

71

7.0%

Undecided

62

6.1%

Agree

417

41.2%

Strongly Agree

420

41.5%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

19. I received information regarding available student services for online learners at UWG.

Frequency

Percentage

No response

16

1.6%

Strongly disagree

18

1.8%

Disagree

71

7.0%

Undecided

120

11.9%

Agree

405

40.0%

Strongly Agree

382

37.7%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

20. I received adequate financial aid information prior to registering for my online course(s).

Frequency

Percentage

No response

14

1.4%

Not applicable

172

17.0%

Strongly disagree

290

28.7%

Disagree

329

32.5%

Undecided

101

10.0%

Agree

65

6.4%

Strongly Agree

41

4.1%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

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

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

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

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 24: What additional student services would you like to see made available to online students?

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Students were asked to evaluate various UWG departments for their support of online learners. 

 

25. Admissions

Frequency

Percentage

No response

36

3.6%

Not applicable

129

12.7%

Strongly disagree

3

0.3%

Disagree

10

1.0%

Undecided

181

17.9%

Agree

352

34.8%

Strongly Agree

301

29.7%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

26. Registration (Registrar's Office)

Frequency

Percentage

No response

41

4.1%

Not applicable

108

10.7%

Strongly disagree

12

1.2%

Disagree

20

2.0%

Undecided

184

18.2%

Agree

355

35.1%

Strongly Agree

292

28.9%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

27. Fee payment process (Bursar)

Frequency

Percentage

No response

43

4.2%

Not applicable

100

9.9%

Strongly disagree

11

1.1%

Disagree

36

3.6%

Undecided

200

19.8%

Agree

323

31.9%

Strongly Agree

299

29.5%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

28. Training/Free Resources in D2L

Frequency

Percentage

No response

43

4.2%

Not applicable

264

26.1%

Strongly disagree

7

0.7%

Disagree

18

1.8%

Undecided

183

18.1%

Agree

291

28.8%

Strongly Agree

206

20.4%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

29. New student orientation (UWG-1101)

Frequency

Percentage

No response

44

4.3%

Not applicable

444

43.9%

Strongly disagree

9

0.9%

Disagree

16

1.6%

Undecided

159

15.7%

Agree

186

18.4%

Strongly Agree

154

15.2%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

30. Financial Aid

Frequency

Percentage

No response

43

4.2%

Not applicable

222

21.9%

Strongly disagree

19

1.9%

Disagree

32

3.2%

Undecided

196

19.4%

Agree

264

26.1%

Strongly Agree

236

23.3%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

31. Bookstore

Frequency

Percentage

No response

43

4.2%

Not applicable

262

25.9%

Strongly disagree

19

1.9%

Disagree

29

2.9%

Undecided

184

18.2%

Agree

239

23.6%

Strongly Agree

236

23.3%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

32. Proctored testing

Frequency

Percentage

No response

49

4.8%

Not applicable

593

58.6%

Strongly disagree

5

0.5%

Disagree

7

0.7%

Undecided

109

10.8%

Agree

141

13.9%

Strongly Agree

108

10.7%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

33. Advisement

Frequency

Percentage

No response

49

4.8%

Not applicable

194

19.2%

Strongly disagree

18

1.8%

Disagree

47

4.6%

Undecided

176

17.4%

Agree

262

25.9%

Strongly Agree

266

26.3%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

34. Counseling/Career Development

Frequency

Percentage

No response

42

4.2%

Not applicable

562

55.5%

Strongly disagree

8

0.8%

Disagree

16

1.6%

Undecided

115

11.4%

Agree

146

14.4%

Strongly Agree

123

12.2%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

35. Disability services

Frequency

Percentage

No response

45

4.4%

Not applicable

780

77.1%

Strongly disagree

0

0.0%

Disagree

3

0.3%

Undecided

46

4.5%

Agree

77

7.6%

Strongly Agree

61

6.0%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

36. Tutoring

Frequency

Percentage

No response

55

5.4%

Not applicable

685

67.7%

Strongly disagree

9

0.9%

Disagree

8

0.8%

Undecided

87

8.6%

Agree

97

9.6%

Strongly Agree

71

7.0%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

37. Library services

Frequency

Percentage

No response

50

4.9%

Not applicable

284

28.1%

Strongly disagree

6

0.6%

Disagree

9

0.9%

Undecided

154

15.2%

Agree

273

27.0%

Strongly Agree

236

23.3%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

38. Technical support

Frequency

Percentage

No response

47

4.6%

Not applicable

310

30.6%

Strongly disagree

10

1.0%

Disagree

28

2.8%

Undecided

182

18.0%

Agree

250

24.7%

Strongly Agree

185

18.3%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

39. Student Life & Activities

Frequency

Percentage

No response

48

4.7%

Not applicable

624

61.7%

Strongly disagree

4

0.4%

Disagree

8

0.8%

Undecided

90

8.9%

Agree

133

13.1%

Strongly Agree

105

10.4%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

40. Student ID services

Frequency

Percentage

No response

47

4.6%

Not applicable

434

42.9%

Strongly disagree

5

0.5%

Disagree

11

1.1%

Undecided

136

13.4%

Agree

228

22.5%

Strongly Agree

151

14.9%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

41. Student Governance Association

Frequency

Percentage

No response

41

4.1%

Not applicable

742

73.3%

Strongly disagree

5

0.5%

Disagree

6

0.6%

Undecided

66

6.5%

Agree

79

7.8%

Strongly Agree

73

7.2%

Total responses:

1012

 

 

 

42: Is there anything else about your online experience at UWG that you would like us to know?

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