Summer 2013 (May) 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

78 Total Respondents

1. What is your gender?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

4

5.1%

Male

22

28.2%

Female

52

66.7%

Total responses:

78

 

 

2. What is your age?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

3

3.8%

<20

10

12.8%

20-29

43

55.1%

30-39

9

11.5%

40-49

9

11.5%

50+

4

5.1%

Total responses:

78

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

0

0.0%

On campus

1

1.3%

Carroll County

32

41.0%

State of Georgia

44

56.4%

Out of state, within US

1

1.3%

Outside US

0

0.0%

Total responses:

78

 

 

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

4

3.4%

Off-campus housing

56

47.5%

UWG computer lab/library

16

13.6%

At my place of work

19

16.1%

Other

23

19.5%

Total responses:

118

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

0

0.0%

Desktop

32

21.3%

Laptop

70

46.7%

Tablet device

27

18.0%

Mobile phone

20

13.3%

Other

1

0.7%

Total responses:

150

 

 

6. Have you ever taken an online course before?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

2

2.6%

Yes

68

87.2%

No

8

10.3%

Total responses:

78

 

 

7. Would you take another online course at UWG?

Frequency

Percentage

No response

0

0.0%

Yes

75

96.2%

No

3

3.8%

Total responses:

78

 

 

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

56

28.6%

Fits better with my class schedule

29

14.8%

I learn better in online classes

11

5.6%

I prefer online classes to face-to-face classes

14

7.1%

I live too far from campus

28

14.3%

Health or disability issues

2

1.0%

Family commitments

23

11.7%

Course was only offered online

27

13.8%

Other

6

3.1%

Total responses:

196

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

0

0.0%

I am taking only online courses at UWG.

38

48.7%

I am taking predominantly online courses.

12

15.4%

I am taking predominantly face-to-face courses.

28

35.9%

Total responses:

78

 

 

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

0

0.0%

Strongly disagree

4

5.1%

Disagree

7

9.0%

Undecided

20

25.6%

Agree

12

15.4%

Strongly Agree

35

44.9%

Total responses:

78

 

 

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

1

1.3%

Strongly disagree

4

5.1%

Disagree

5

6.4%

Undecided

23

29.5%

Agree

21

26.9%

Strongly Agree

24

30.8%

Total responses:

78

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

0

0.0%

Strongly disagree

1

1.3%

Disagree

3

3.8%

Undecided

5

6.4%

Agree

24

30.8%

Strongly Agree

45

57.7%

Total responses:

78

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

1

1.3%

Strongly disagree

0

0.0%

Disagree

3

3.8%

Undecided

6

7.7%

Agree

24

30.8%

Strongly Agree

44

56.4%

Total responses:

78

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

0

0.0%

Strongly disagree

1

1.3%

Disagree

3

3.8%

Undecided

7

9.0%

Agree

36

46.2%

Strongly Agree

31

39.7%

Total responses:

78

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

0

0.0%

Strongly disagree

1

1.3%

Disagree

2

2.6%

Undecided

10

12.8%

Agree

26

33.3%

Strongly Agree

39

50.0%

Total responses:

78

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

0

0.0%

Strongly disagree

2

2.6%

Disagree

19

24.4%

Undecided

23

29.5%

Agree

15

19.2%

Strongly Agree

19

24.4%

Total responses:

78

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

1

1.3%

Strongly disagree

0

0.0%

Disagree

0

0.0%

Undecided

5

6.4%

Agree

19

24.4%

Strongly Agree

53

67.9%

Total responses:

78

 

 

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

0

0.0%

Strongly disagree

2

2.6%

Disagree

7

9.0%

Undecided

5

6.4%

Agree

24

30.8%

Strongly Agree

40

51.3%

Total responses:

78

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

1

1.3%

Strongly disagree

1

1.3%

Disagree

4

5.1%

Undecided

9

11.5%

Agree

30

38.5%

Strongly Agree

33

42.3%

Total responses:

78

 

 

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

Frequency

Percentage

No response

1

1.3%

Not applicable

15

19.2%

Strongly disagree

27

34.6%

Disagree

15

19.2%

Undecided

7

9.0%

Agree

10

12.8%

Strongly Agree

3

3.8%

Total responses:

78

 

 

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

3

3.8%

Not applicable

13

16.7%

Strongly disagree

1

1.3%

Disagree

1

1.3%

Undecided

13

16.7%

Agree

24

30.8%

Strongly Agree

23

29.5%

Total responses:

78

 

 

26. Registration (Registrar's Office)

Frequency

Percentage

No response

3

3.8%

Not applicable

9

11.5%

Strongly disagree

3

3.8%

Disagree

3

3.8%

Undecided

14

17.9%

Agree

24

30.8%

Strongly Agree

22

28.2%

Total responses:

78

 

 

27. Fee payment process (Bursar)

Frequency

Percentage

No response

3

3.8%

Not applicable

7

9.0%

Strongly disagree

1

1.3%

Disagree

3

3.8%

Undecided

21

26.9%

Agree

21

26.9%

Strongly Agree

22

28.2%

Total responses:

78

 

 

28. Training/Free Resources in D2L

Frequency

Percentage

No response

3

3.8%

Not applicable

25

32.1%

Strongly disagree

0

0.0%

Disagree

1

1.3%

Undecided

13

16.7%

Agree

18

23.1%

Strongly Agree

18

23.1%

Total responses:

78

 

 

29. New student orientation (UWG-1101)

Frequency

Percentage

No response

3

3.8%

Not applicable

41

52.6%

Strongly disagree

0

0.0%

Disagree

1

1.3%

Undecided

9

11.5%

Agree

10

12.8%

Strongly Agree

14

17.9%

Total responses:

78

 

 

30. Financial Aid

Frequency

Percentage

No response

3

3.8%

Not applicable

16

20.5%

Strongly disagree

6

7.7%

Disagree

0

0.0%

Undecided

18

23.1%

Agree

15

19.2%

Strongly Agree

20

25.6%

Total responses:

78

 

 

31. Bookstore

Frequency

Percentage

No response

3

3.8%

Not applicable

17

21.8%

Strongly disagree

1

1.3%

Disagree

4

5.1%

Undecided

15

19.2%

Agree

16

20.5%

Strongly Agree

22

28.2%

Total responses:

78

 

 

32. Proctored testing

Frequency

Percentage

No response

4

5.1%

Not applicable

41

52.6%

Strongly disagree

0

0.0%

Disagree

0

0.0%

Undecided

10

12.8%

Agree

6

7.7%

Strongly Agree

17

21.8%

Total responses:

78

 

 

33. Advisement

Frequency

Percentage

No response

4

5.1%

Not applicable

14

17.9%

Strongly disagree

2

2.6%

Disagree

1

1.3%

Undecided

15

19.2%

Agree

15

19.2%

Strongly Agree

27

34.6%

Total responses:

78

 

 

34. Counseling/Career Development

Frequency

Percentage

No response

3

3.8%

Not applicable

37

47.4%

Strongly disagree

2

2.6%

Disagree

2

2.6%

Undecided

12

15.4%

Agree

5

6.4%

Strongly Agree

17

21.8%

Total responses:

78

 

 

35. Disability services

Frequency

Percentage

No response

5

6.4%

Not applicable

53

67.9%

Strongly disagree

1

1.3%

Disagree

1

1.3%

Undecided

3

3.8%

Agree

5

6.4%

Strongly Agree

10

12.8%

Total responses:

78

 

 

36. Tutoring

Frequency

Percentage

No response

3

3.8%

Not applicable

43

55.1%

Strongly disagree

0

0.0%

Disagree

1

1.3%

Undecided

11

14.1%

Agree

8

10.3%

Strongly Agree

12

15.4%

Total responses:

78

 

 

37. Library services

Frequency

Percentage

No response

4

5.1%

Not applicable

23

29.5%

Strongly disagree

0

0.0%

Disagree

2

2.6%

Undecided

13

16.7%

Agree

13

16.7%

Strongly Agree

23

29.5%

Total responses:

78

 

 

38. Technical support

Frequency

Percentage

No response

3

3.8%

Not applicable

25

32.1%

Strongly disagree

2

2.6%

Disagree

0

0.0%

Undecided

13

16.7%

Agree

15

19.2%

Strongly Agree

20

25.6%

Total responses:

78

 

 

39. Student Life & Activities

Frequency

Percentage

No response

3

3.8%

Not applicable

41

52.6%

Strongly disagree

1

1.3%

Disagree

0

0.0%

Undecided

9

11.5%

Agree

7

9.0%

Strongly Agree

17

21.8%

Total responses:

78

 

 

40. Student ID services

Frequency

Percentage

No response

4

5.1%

Not applicable

25

32.1%

Strongly disagree

0

0.0%

Disagree

1

1.3%

Undecided

13

16.7%

Agree

14

17.9%

Strongly Agree

21

26.9%

Total responses:

78

 

 

41. Student Governance Association

Frequency

Percentage

No response

4

5.1%

Not applicable

48

61.5%

Strongly disagree

2

2.6%

Disagree

0

0.0%

Undecided

9

11.5%

Agree

4

5.1%

Strongly Agree

11

14.1%

Total responses:

78

 

 

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

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