Summer 2013 (July) 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

565 Total Respondents

1. What is your gender?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

6

1.1%

Male

113

20.1%

Female

444

78.9%

Total responses:

563

 

 

2. What is your age?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

7

1.2%

<20

30

5.3%

20-29

226

40.1%

30-39

126

22.3%

40-49

124

22.0%

50+

51

9.0%

Total responses:

564

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

3

0.5%

On campus

16

2.8%

Carroll County

124

21.9%

State of Georgia

387

68.5%

Out of state, within US

32

5.7%

Outside US

3

0.5%

Total responses:

565

 

 

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

22

2.8%

Off-campus housing

350

45.2%

UWG computer lab/library

57

7.4%

 

 

 

At my place of work

132

17.0%

Other

214

27.6%

Total responses:

775

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

0

0.0%

Desktop

206

21.4%

Laptop

504

52.4%

Tablet device

122

12.7%

Mobile phone

126

13.1%

Other

4

0.4%

Total responses:

962

 

 

6. Have you ever taken an online course before?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

6

1.1%

Yes

475

84.1%

No

84

14.9%

Total responses:

565

 

 

7.  Would you take another online course at UWG?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

4

0.7%

Yes

523

92.6%

No

38

6.7%

Total responses:

565

 

 

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

422

29.2%

Fits better with my class schedule

165

11.4%

I learn better in online classes

54

3.7%

I prefer online classes to face-to-face classes

97

6.7%

I live too far from campus

277

19.2%

Health or disability issues

6

0.4%

Family commitments

181

12.5%

Course was only offered online

206

14.3%

Other

37

2.6%

Total responses:

1445

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

4

0.7%

I am taking only online courses at UWG.

343

60.7%

I am taking predominantly online courses.

85

15.0%

I am taking predominantly face-to-face courses.

133

23.5%

Total responses:

565

 

 

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

3

0.5%

Strongly disagree

39

6.9%

Disagree

52

9.2%

Undecided

118

20.9%

Agree

107

18.9%

Strongly Agree

246

43.5%

Total responses:

565

 

 

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

10

1.8%

Strongly disagree

47

8.3%

Disagree

61

10.8%

Undecided

134

23.7%

Agree

165

29.2%

Strongly Agree

148

26.2%

Total responses:

565

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

6

1.1%

Strongly disagree

8

1.4%

Disagree

28

5.0%

Undecided

35

6.2%

Agree

183

32.4%

Strongly Agree

305

54.0%

Total responses:

565

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

7

1.2%

Strongly disagree

13

2.3%

Disagree

27

4.8%

Undecided

36

6.4%

Agree

192

34.0%

Strongly Agree

290

51.3%

Total responses:

565

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

6

1.1%

Strongly disagree

5

0.9%

Disagree

41

7.3%

Undecided

45

8.0%

Agree

258

45.7%

Strongly Agree

210

37.2%

Total responses:

565

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

13

2.3%

Strongly disagree

5

0.9%

Disagree

21

3.7%

Undecided

43

7.6%

Agree

191

33.8%

Strongly Agree

292

51.7%

Total responses:

565

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

12

2.1%

Strongly disagree

34

6.0%

Disagree

163

28.8%

Undecided

131

23.2%

Agree

114

20.2%

Strongly Agree

111

19.6%

Total responses:

565

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

8

1.4%

Strongly disagree

3

0.5%

Disagree

5

0.9%

Undecided

6

1.1%

Agree

182

32.2%

Strongly Agree

361

63.9%

Total responses:

565

 

 

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

10

1.8%

Strongly disagree

17

3.0%

Disagree

66

11.7%

Undecided

29

5.1%

Agree

198

35.0%

Strongly Agree

245

43.4%

Total responses:

565

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

13

2.3%

Strongly disagree

7

1.2%

Disagree

44

7.8%

Undecided

66

11.7%

Agree

221

39.1%

Strongly Agree

214

37.9%

Total responses:

565

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

9

1.6%

Not applicable

128

22.7%

Strongly disagree

151

26.7%

Disagree

159

28.1%

Undecided

51

9.0%

Agree

54

9.6%

Strongly Agree

13

2.3%

Total responses:

565

 

 

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

26

4.6%

Not applicable

96

17.0%

Strongly disagree

2

0.4%

Disagree

6

1.1%

Undecided

92

16.3%

Agree

161

28.5%

Strongly Agree

182

32.2%

Total responses:

565

 

 

26. Registration (Registrar's Office)

Frequency

Percentage

No response

29

5.1%

Not applicable

71

12.6%

Strongly disagree

2

0.4%

Disagree

10

1.8%

Undecided

91

16.1%

Agree

169

29.9%

Strongly Agree

193

34.2%

Total responses:

565

 

 

27. Fee payment process (Bursar)

Frequency

Percentage

No response

30

5.3%

Not applicable

65

11.5%

Strongly disagree

4

0.7%

Disagree

14

2.5%

Undecided

110

19.5%

Agree

164

29.0%

Strongly Agree

178

31.5%

Total responses:

565

 

 

28. Training/Free Resources in D2L

Frequency

Percentage

No response

30

5.3%

Not applicable

168

29.7%

Strongly disagree

3

0.5%

Disagree

12

2.1%

Undecided

73

12.9%

Agree

142

25.1%

Strongly Agree

137

24.2%

Total responses:

565

 

 

29. New student orientation (UWG-1101)

Frequency

Percentage

No response

34

6.0%

Not applicable

336

59.5%

Strongly disagree

4

0.7%

Disagree

6

1.1%

Undecided

52

9.2%

Agree

52

9.2%

Strongly Agree

81

14.3%

Total responses:

565

 

 

30. Financial Aid

Frequency

Percentage

No response

28

5.0%

Not applicable

140

24.8%

Strongly disagree

9

1.6%

Disagree

22

3.9%

Undecided

95

16.8%

Agree

132

23.4%

Strongly Agree

139

24.6%

Total responses:

565

 

 

31. Bookstore

Frequency

Percentage

No response

31

5.5%

Not applicable

167

29.6%

Strongly disagree

6

1.1%

Disagree

10

1.8%

Undecided

81

14.3%

Agree

136

24.1%

Strongly Agree

134

23.7%

Total responses:

565

 

 

32. Proctored testing

Frequency

Percentage

No response

31

5.5%

Not applicable

381

67.4%

Strongly disagree

2

0.4%

Disagree

1

0.2%

Undecided

28

5.0%

Agree

62

11.0%

Strongly Agree

60

10.6%

Total responses:

565

 

 

33. Advisement

Frequency

Percentage

No response

29

5.1%

Not applicable

136

24.1%

Strongly disagree

11

1.9%

Disagree

22

3.9%

Undecided

96

17.0%

Agree

124

21.9%

Strongly Agree

147

26.0%

Total responses:

565

 

 

34. Counseling/Career Development

Frequency

Percentage

No response

33

5.8%

Not applicable

371

65.7%

Strongly disagree

3

0.5%

Disagree

6

1.1%

Undecided

32

5.7%

Agree

57

10.1%

Strongly Agree

63

11.2%

Total responses:

565

 

 

35. Disability services

Frequency

Percentage

No response

31

5.5%

Not applicable

465

82.3%

Strongly disagree

2

0.4%

Disagree

0

0.0%

Undecided

14

2.5%

Agree

22

3.9%

Strongly Agree

31

5.5%

Total responses:

565

 

 

36. Tutoring

Frequency

Percentage

No response

37

6.5%

Not applicable

425

75.2%

Strongly disagree

5

0.9%

Disagree

3

0.5%

Undecided

21

3.7%

Agree

39

6.9%

Strongly Agree

35

6.2%

Total responses:

565

 

 

37. Library services

Frequency

Percentage

No response

33

5.8%

Not applicable

163

28.8%

Strongly disagree

4

0.7%

Disagree

6

1.1%

Undecided

76

13.5%

Agree

133

23.5%

Strongly Agree

150

26.5%

Total responses:

565

 

 

38. Technical support

Frequency

Percentage

No response

34

6.0%

Not applicable

186

32.9%

Strongly disagree

8

1.4%

Disagree

8

1.4%

Undecided

67

11.9%

Agree

137

24.2%

Strongly Agree

125

22.1%

Total responses:

565

 

 

39. Student Life & Activities

Frequency

Percentage

No response

33

5.8%

Not applicable

385

68.1%

Strongly disagree

5

0.9%

Disagree

5

0.9%

Undecided

32

5.7%

Agree

54

9.6%

Strongly Agree

51

9.0%

Total responses:

565

 

 

40. Student ID services

Frequency

Percentage

No response

33

5.8%

Not applicable

257

45.5%

Strongly disagree

0

0.0%

Disagree

10

1.8%

Undecided

55

9.7%

Agree

114

20.2%

Strongly Agree

96

17.0%

Total responses:

565

 

 

41. Student Governance Association

Frequency

Percentage

No response

31

5.5%

Not applicable

440

77.9%

Strongly disagree

1

0.2%

Disagree

2

0.4%

Undecided

29

5.1%

Agree

26

4.6%

Strongly Agree

36

6.4%

Total responses:

565

 

 

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

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