Spring 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

868 Total Respondents

1. What is your gender?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

11

1.3%

Male

208

24.2%

Female

642

74.6%

Total responses:

861

 

 

2. What is your age?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

13

1.5%

<20

100

11.6%

20-29

397

46.0%

30-39

181

21.0%

40-49

114

13.2%

50+

58

6.7%

Total responses:

863

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

4

0.5%

On campus

106

12.2%

Carroll County

240

27.6%

State of Georgia

501

57.7%

Out of state, within US

15

1.7%

Outside US

2

0.2%

Total responses:

868

 

 

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

106

8.7%

Off-campus housing

522

43.0%

UWG computer lab/library

128

10.5%

At my place of work

202

16.6%

Other

257

21.2%

Total responses:

1215

 

 

5.  Where do you access the internet… “Other” responses

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6. How do you prefer to access your online courses? Check all that apply.

Frequency

Percentage

No response

0

0.0%

Desktop

332

22.3%

Laptop

780

52.3%

Tablet device

180

12.1%

Mobile phone

197

13.2%

Other

2

0.1%

Total responses:

1491

 

 

7.  How do you prefer to access… “Other” responses

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8. Have you ever taken an online course before?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

15

1.7%

Yes

704

81.1%

No

149

17.2%

Total responses:

868

 

 

9. Would you take another online course at UWG?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

11

1.3%

Yes

803

92.5%

No

54

6.2%

Total responses:

868

 

 

10. 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

594

27.9%

Fits better with my class schedule

387

18.2%

I learn better in online classes

104

4.9%

I prefer online classes to face-to-face classes

135

6.3%

I live too far from campus

330

15.5%

Health or disability issues

23

1.1%

Family commitments

239

11.2%

Course was only offered online

279

13.1%

Other

41

1.9%

Total responses:

2132

 

 

11. Which factors… “Other” responses

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

9

1.0%

I am taking only online courses at UWG.

333

38.4%

I am taking predominantly online courses.

149

17.2%

I am taking predominantly face-to-face courses.

377

43.4%

Total responses:

868

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

12

1.4%

Strongly disagree

64

7.4%

Disagree

106

12.2%

Undecided

188

21.7%

Agree

173

19.9%

Strongly Agree

325

37.4%

Total responses:

868

 

 

14. 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

1.7%

Strongly disagree

61

7.0%

Disagree

137

15.8%

Undecided

222

25.6%

Agree

223

25.7%

Strongly Agree

210

24.2%

Total responses:

868

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

10

1.2%

Strongly disagree

18

2.1%

Disagree

53

6.1%

Undecided

82

9.4%

Agree

301

34.7%

Strongly Agree

404

46.5%

Total responses:

868

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

8

0.9%

Strongly disagree

22

2.5%

Disagree

59

6.8%

Undecided

66

7.6%

Agree

311

35.8%

Strongly Agree

402

46.3%

Total responses:

868

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

13

1.5%

Strongly disagree

53

6.1%

Disagree

107

12.3%

Undecided

105

12.1%

Agree

369

42.5%

Strongly Agree

221

25.5%

Total responses:

868

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

15

1.7%

Strongly disagree

13

1.5%

Disagree

27

3.1%

Undecided

77

8.9%

Agree

331

38.1%

Strongly Agree

405

46.7%

Total responses:

868

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

11

1.3%

Strongly disagree

75

8.6%

Disagree

220

25.3%

Undecided

205

23.6%

Agree

184

21.2%

Strongly Agree

173

19.9%

Total responses:

868

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

14

1.6%

Strongly disagree

3

0.3%

Disagree

15

1.7%

Undecided

28

3.2%

Agree

316

36.4%

Strongly Agree

492

56.7%

Total responses:

868

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

12

1.4%

Strongly disagree

23

2.6%

Disagree

60

6.9%

Undecided

59

6.8%

Agree

357

41.1%

Strongly Agree

357

41.1%

Total responses:

868

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

15

1.7%

Strongly disagree

18

2.1%

Disagree

51

5.9%

Undecided

92

10.6%

Agree

380

43.8%

Strongly Agree

312

35.9%

Total responses:

868

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

9

1.0%

Not applicable

159

18.3%

Strongly disagree

229

26.4%

Disagree

285

32.8%

Undecided

87

10.0%

Agree

63

7.3%

Strongly Agree

36

4.1%

Total responses:

868

 

 

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

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28: [In the original survey, this question was a duplicate of #24.  Those responses have been added to that aggregate document.]

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

29. Admissions

Frequency

Percentage

No response

32

3.7%

Not applicable

140

16.1%

Strongly disagree

4

0.5%

Disagree

11

1.3%

Undecided

165

19.0%

Agree

265

30.5%

Strongly Agree

251

28.9%

Total responses:

868

 

 

30. Registration (Registrar's Office)

Frequency

Percentage

No response

35

4.0%

Not applicable

106

12.2%

Strongly disagree

7

0.8%

Disagree

14

1.6%

Undecided

198

22.8%

Agree

264

30.4%

Strongly Agree

244

28.1%

Total responses:

868

 

 

31. Fee payment process (Bursar’s Office)

Frequency

Percentage

No response

34

3.9%

Not applicable

102

11.8%

Strongly disagree

12

1.4%

Disagree

24

2.8%

Undecided

203

23.4%

Agree

247

28.5%

Strongly Agree

246

28.3%

Total responses:

868

 

 

32. Training/Free Resources in D2L

Frequency

Percentage

No response

39

4.5%

Not applicable

217

25.0%

Strongly disagree

20

2.3%

Disagree

23

2.6%

Undecided

179

20.6%

Agree

219

25.2%

Strongly Agree

171

19.7%

Total responses:

868

 

 

33. New student orientation (UWG-1101)

Frequency

Percentage

No response

34

3.9%

Not applicable

462

53.2%

Strongly disagree

4

0.5%

Disagree

10

1.2%

Undecided

128

14.7%

Agree

110

12.7%

Strongly Agree

120

13.8%

Total responses:

868

 

 

34. Financial Aid

Frequency

Percentage

No response

36

4.1%

Not applicable

198

22.8%

Strongly disagree

25

2.9%

Disagree

30

3.5%

Undecided

169

19.5%

Agree

211

24.3%

Strongly Agree

199

22.9%

Total responses:

868

 

 

35. Bookstore

Frequency

Percentage

No response

41

4.7%

Not applicable

204

23.5%

Strongly disagree

18

2.1%

Disagree

33

3.8%

Undecided

154

17.7%

Agree

227

26.2%

Strongly Agree

191

22.0%

Total responses:

868

 

 

36. Proctored testing

Frequency

Percentage

No response

39

4.5%

Not applicable

533

61.4%

Strongly disagree

7

0.8%

Disagree

12

1.4%

Undecided

103

11.9%

Agree

88

10.1%

Strongly Agree

86

9.9%

Total responses:

868

 

 

37. Advisement

Frequency

Percentage

No response

34

3.9%

Not applicable

144

16.6%

Strongly disagree

33

3.8%

Disagree

42

4.8%

Undecided

155

17.9%

Agree

212

24.4%

Strongly Agree

248

28.6%

Total responses:

868

 

 

38. Counseling/Career Development

Frequency

Percentage

No response

36

4.1%

Not applicable

483

55.6%

Strongly disagree

9

1.0%

Disagree

14

1.6%

Undecided

88

10.1%

Agree

110

12.7%

Strongly Agree

128

14.7%

Total responses:

868

 

 

39. Disability services

Frequency

Percentage

No response

42

4.8%

Not applicable

673

77.5%

Strongly disagree

3

0.3%

Disagree

1

0.1%

Undecided

43

5.0%

Agree

37

4.3%

Strongly Agree

69

7.9%

Total responses:

868

 

 

40. Tutoring

Frequency

Percentage

No response

41

4.7%

Not applicable

587

67.6%

Strongly disagree

3

0.3%

Disagree

12

1.4%

Undecided

72

8.3%

Agree

70

8.1%

Strongly Agree

83

9.6%

Total responses:

868

 

 

41. Library services

Frequency

Percentage

No response

37

4.3%

Not applicable

266

30.6%

Strongly disagree

7

0.8%

Disagree

7

0.8%

Undecided

126

14.5%

Agree

219

25.2%

Strongly Agree

206

23.7%

Total responses:

868

 

 

42. Technical support

Frequency

Percentage

No response

33

3.8%

Not applicable

294

33.9%

Strongly disagree

11

1.3%

Disagree

18

2.1%

Undecided

151

17.4%

Agree

197

22.7%

Strongly Agree

164

18.9%

Total responses:

868

 

 

 43. Student Life & Activities

Frequency

Percentage

No response

42

4.8%

Not applicable

484

55.8%

Strongly disagree

8

0.9%

Disagree

11

1.3%

Undecided

84

9.7%

Agree

116

13.4%

Strongly Agree

123

14.2%

Total responses:

868

 

 

44. Student ID services

Frequency

Percentage

No response

42

4.8%

Not applicable

370

42.6%

Strongly disagree

7

0.8%

Disagree

8

0.9%

Undecided

131

15.1%

Agree

159

18.3%

Strongly Agree

151

17.4%

Total responses:

868

 

 

45. Student Governance Association

Frequency

Percentage

No response

44

5.1%

Not applicable

630

72.6%

Strongly disagree

8

0.9%

Disagree

10

1.2%

Undecided

60

6.9%

Agree

50

5.8%

Strongly Agree

66

7.6%

Total responses:

868

 

 

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

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