DL Course Evaluation Summaries for Fall 2005

Overall analysis of student course evaluation summaries as prepared by faculty teaching distance courses. The results were presented to DL Steering Committee members for discussion of distance program improvements, and action as needed,

What went well in Distance Learning Classes

1.        Enhanced instructional technology knowledge and skills. 

2.        Flexibility of accessing course material at anytime and anywhere.

3.        Students loved the Impatica PowerPoint’s.

4.        Students liked the choice of more face-to-face or predominantly online.

5.        Group discussions and projects.

6.        Time and travel savings for students.


What was problematic or should be improved


1.        Students need more self discipline for an online course.

2.        Conflicting due dates for the course.

3.        More face-to-face interaction to get to know classmates.

4.        The text book.

5.        Feedback delays. Getting assignments graded in a timely manner.

6.        Students lack of computer knowledge.

7.        Group member performance.

8.        Assignment receival verification.

9.        Better ways to contact the students.

10.     Students getting timed out of quizzes and chat rooms.


Planned changes for future delivery of course, based on students' feedback

1.        Check the due. List all course activities week by week and link everything.

2.        Add Camtasia to the course.

3.        Find a better textbook.

4.        Better feedback system with pre created question and answer section.

5.        Create grading rubric that will help guide the students.

6.        Better orientation to online environment and library services.

7.        More assignments, discussion board, and more participation.

8.        Get grades back in a timely manner.

9.        Fewer group projects with a better definition on member’s roles.

10.     More live interactive groups and online quizzes.

11.     Show students how to check if assignments have been submitted.

12.     Try to do live classroom instead of chatrooms.

Biggest adjustments required for distance instructors

1.        More hours answering questions.

2.        Getting everything setup.

3.        Students want you to be able to be reached 24/7. Impossible.

4.        How to communicate complex information to students in online format.

Level of student services, DDEC, and instructor support


1.        The support staff is outstanding.

2.        Our institution does a very good job in this area.

3.        Level of support has been excellent.

4.        Some students frustrated with the distance helpline.

5.        Support on campus is incredible!