Summer 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

1182 Total Respondents

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

7

0.6%

No response

9

0.8%

Strongly disagree

22

1.9%

Disagree

59

5.0%

Undecided

101

8.5%

Agree

363

30.7%

Strongly agree

621

52.5%

 

1182

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

7

0.6%

No response

12

1.0%

Strongly disagree

27

2.3%

Disagree

54

4.6%

Undecided

80

6.8%

Agree

381

32.2%

Strongly agree

621

52.5%

 

1182

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

24

2.0%

No response

16

1.4%

Strongly disagree

10

0.8%

Disagree

21

1.8%

Undecided

56

4.7%

Agree

328

27.7%

Strongly agree

727

61.5%

 

1182

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

80

6.8%

No response

14

1.2%

Strongly disagree

13

1.1%

Disagree

31

2.6%

Undecided

38

3.2%

Agree

413

34.9%

Strongly agree

593

50.2%

 

1182

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

85

7.2%

No response

12

1.0%

Strongly disagree

12

1.0%

Disagree

30

2.5%

Undecided

41

3.5%

Agree

363

30.7%

Strongly agree

639

54.1%

 

1182

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

50

4.2%

No response

14

1.2%

Strongly disagree

17

1.4%

Disagree

22

1.9%

Undecided

52

4.4%

Agree

298

25.2%

Strongly agree

729

61.7%

 

1182

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

23

1.9%

No response

12

1.0%

Strongly disagree

75

6.3%

Disagree

244

20.6%

Undecided

248

21.0%

Agree

236

20.0%

Strongly agree

344

29.1%

 

1182

 

 

8. The Distance Learning Helpline was helpful to me.

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

598

50.6%

No response

16

1.4%

Strongly disagree

11

0.9%

Disagree

13

1.1%

Undecided

103

8.7%

Agree

204

17.3%

Strongly agree

237

20.1%

 

1182

 

 

9. Where do you access the Internet most regularly?

Frequency

Percent

Home

14

1.2%

Work

1075

90.9%

UWG

23

1.9%

Undecided

4

0.3%

Work

43

3.6%

Other

23

1.9%

 

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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

15

1.3%

Novice/Beginner

44

3.7%

Knowledgeable

765

64.7%

Expert

358

30.3%

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

22

1.9%

No response

11

0.9%

Strongly disagree

57

4.8%

Disagree

90

7.6%

Undecided

135

11.4%

Agree

336

28.4%

Strongly agree

531

44.9%

 

1182

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

15

1.3%

No response

14

1.2%

Strongly disagree

79

6.7%

Disagree

138

11.7%

Undecided

145

12.3%

Agree

252

21.3%

Strongly agree

539

45.6%

 

1182

 

 

13. Where do you live?

Frequency

Percent

No response

12

1.0%

< 10 miles from the Carrollton campus

211

17.9%

11-20 miles from campus

86

7.3%

21-45 miles from campus

279

23.6%

46-65 miles from campus

226

19.1%

66-85 miles from campus

167

14.1%

> 85 miles from campus

201

17.0%

 

1182

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

No response

19

1.6%

Unsure

140

11.8%

No

15

1.3%

Yes

1008

85.3%

 

1182

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

102

8.6%

No response

13

1.1%

Strongly disagree

21

1.8%

Disagree

56

4.7%

Undecided

47

4.0%

Agree

438

37.1%

Strongly agree

505

42.7%

 

1182

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

274

23.2%

No response

15

1.3%

Unacceptable

18

1.5%

Needs improvement

62

5.2%

Neutral

133

11.3%

Good

326

27.6%

Excellent

354

29.9%

 

1182

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

293

24.8%

No response

27

2.3%

Unacceptable

28

2.4%

Needs improvement

96

8.1%

Neutral

138

11.7%

Good

331

28.0%

Excellent

269

22.8%

 

1182

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

553

46.8%

No response

20

1.7%

Unacceptable

9

0.8%

Needs improvement

49

4.1%

Neutral

171

14.5%

Good

225

19.0%

Excellent

155

13.1%

 

1182

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

586

49.6%

No response

23

1.9%

Unacceptable

16

1.4%

Needs improvement

41

3.5%

Neutral

118

10.0%

Good

206

17.4%

Excellent

192

16.2%

 

1182

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not applicable

605

51.2%

No response

19

1.6%

Unacceptable

22

1.9%

Needs improvement

59

5.0%

Neutral

143

12.1%

Good

195

16.5%

Excellent

139

11.8%

 

1182

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

No response

15

1.3%

0

577

48.8%

1

256

21.7%

2

254

21.5%

3

57

4.8%

4

14

1.2%

5

9

0.8%

 

1182

 

 

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

21

1.8%

Yes

848

71.7%

No

313

26.5%

 

1182

 

 

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

Frequency

Percent

No response

12

1.0%

Yes

600

50.8%

No

570

48.2%

 

1182

 

 

   

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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