DL Course Evaluation Summaries for Summer 2006

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.        Student collaboration, discussion, and instruction delivery.

2.        Students liked the ability to plan ahead.

3.        Flexibility of not driving to campus and scheduling their group meeting times.

4.        The mix of face-to-face and online class meetings.

5.        Students like the individuality provided through the course structure.

 

What was problematic or should be improved

 

1.        Textbook test bank not in sync with WebCT could not utilize.

2.        Studentís technology.

3.        Quizzes need to be rewritten.

 

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

1.        Use less online testing because of Vista format.

2.        Questions on the quizzes.

3.        Provide the students with examples so they can know what is expected of them.

Biggest adjustments required for distance instructors

1.        Communicating in a text only medium (e-mails, discussion boards).

2.        Checking the course daily.

Level of student services, DDEC, and instructor support

 

1.        Level of support in our institution is outstanding.

2.        Problems addressed quickly and positive results.