STATE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA DISTANCE & DISTRIBUTED EDUCATION CENTER

Fall 2002 Distance Learning Courses' 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, and paper copies are distributed to those enrolled in GSAMS 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, WebCT, also allows for formative assessment and evaluation by the instructor, who can track student usage patterns. 

Survey results for a individual course, are available upon request from distance@westga.edu

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Information: DE Student Survey

Question 1: At the beginning of the semester my attitude toward on-line learning was positive. 
N     1. Strongly Agree 2. Agree 3.Undecided 4.Disagree 5.Strongly disagree
361     155 
42.94%
130 
36.01%
51 
14.13%
18 
4.99%

1.94%

Question 2: At the end of the semester, my attitude toward on-line learning is positive. 
N     1. Strongly Agree 2. Agree 3.Undecided 4.Disagree 5.Strongly disagree
361     132 
36.57%
148 
41.00%
38 
10.53%
29 
8.03%
14 
3.88%

Question 3: My instructor was positive about the online component of this course. 
N     1. Strongly Agree 2. Agree 3.Undecided 4.Disagree 5.Strongly disagree
361     172 
47.78%
130 
36.11%
38 
10.56%
10 
2.78%
10 
2.78%

Question 4: I found WebCT easy to understand and utilize by the second week of class. 
N     1. Strongly Agree 2. Agree 3.Undecided 4.Disagree 5.Strongly disagree
361     175 
48.48%
148 
41.00%
12 
3.32%
16 
4.43%
10 
2.77%

Question 5: I now find WebCT easy to use and understand. 
N     1. Strongly Agree 2. Agree 3.Undecided 4.Disagree 5.Strongly disagree
361     200 
55.71%
135 
37.60%
13 
3.62%

2.23%

.84%

Question 6: Having the flexibility to contribute to class discussions outisde the classroom on my own time was valuable to me. 
N     1. Strongly Agree 2. Agree 3.Undecided 4.Disagree 5.Strongly disagree
361     160 
44.44%
103 
28.61%
61 
16.94%
29 
8.06%

1.94%

Question 7: I feel more comfortable participating in class online that I do in a face-to-face setting. 
N     1. Strongly Agree 2. Agree 3.Undecided 4.Disagree 5.Strongly disagree
361     72 
20.00%
60 
16.67%
107 
29.72%
91 
25.28%
30 
8.33%

Question 8: The Distance Learning Helpline was helpful to me. 
N     1. Strongly Agree 2. Agree 3.Didn't use Helpline 4.Disagree 5.Strongly disagree
361     39 
10.96%
40 
11.24%
251 
70.51%
17 
4.78%

2.53%

Question 9: Where do you access the Internet most regularly? 
N     1. home 2. UWG computer lab 3.Undecided 4. work 5.other
363     252 
84.02%
47 
12.95%

.83%
52 
14.33%

1.66%

Question10: How would you describe you level of experience using computers and the Internet (prior to this course)? 
N     1.novice 2.beginner 3.knowledgeable 4.expert
363     15 
4.13%
64 
17.63%
251 
69.15%
30 
8.26%

Question 11: I would like to take classes in the future that are mostly on-line. 
N     1. Strongly Agree 2. Agree 3.Undecided 4.Disagree 5.Strongly disagree
363     135 
37.60%
115 
32.03%
57 
15.88%
30 
8.36%
22 
6.13%

Question 12: I would like to take classes in the future that are completely on-line. 
N     1. Strongly Agree 2. Agree 3.Undecided 4.Disagree 5.Strongly disagree
363     122 
34.08%
68 
18.99%
78 
21.79%
60 
16.76%
30 
8.38%

Question 13: Where do you live? 
N     1. Less than 10 miles from the Carrollton campus. 2. 11-20 miles from campus. 3. 21-45 miles from campus. 4. 46-65 miles from campus. 5. 66-85 miles from campus. 6. more than 85 miles from campus.
363     101 
22.72%
28 
7.71%
85 
23.42%
73 
20.11%
37 
10.19%
33 
9.09%

Question 14: What did you like about the online portion of this course?

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Question 15: What did you dislike about the online portion of this course?

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Question 16: What suggestions would you make for future online courses?

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Question 17: What is your age? 
N     1. <20 2. 20-29  3. 30-39 4. 40-49 5. 50+
363     35 
14.1%
208 
64.54%
74 
21.58%
39 
11.36%
22 
5.4%

Question 18: Registration for this course was available at a distance (online, via phone or via fax). 
N     1. Agree 2. Disagree 3. Unsure
363     242 
68.95%
13 
3.70%
96 
27.5%

Question 19: Materials required for this course were available for convenient purchase. 
 
N     1.Strongly Agree 2. Agree  3.disagree 4.Strongly disagree 5.unsure
363     103 
29.10%
196 
55.37%
18 
5.08%
15 
4.24%
22 
6.21%

Question 20: The academic advising related to distance learning which I received prior to this course was: 
 
N     1. Excellent 2. Good 3. Neutral 4. Needs Improvement 5.Unacceptable
363     64 
18.50%
116 
33.53%
126 
36.42%
35 
10.12%

1.45%

Question 21: Information on financial aid available prior to registration was: 
 
N     1. Excellent 2. Good 3. Neutral 4. Needs Improvement 5.Unacceptable
363     29 
8.50%
83 
24.34%
66 
19.35%
23 
6.74%

1.47%

Question 22: Information on career services on UWG's website is:: 
 
N     1. Excellent 2. Good 3. Neutral 4. Needs Improvement 5.Unacceptable 6. Does not apply
363     29 
8.50%
83 
24.34%
66 
19.35%
23 
6.74%

1.47%
135 
39.59%

Question 23: Means for resolving student complaints related to this course were: 
 
N     1. Excellent 2. Good 3. Neutral 4. Needs Improvement 5.Unacceptable 6. Unsure
363     46 
13.49%
97 
28.45%
83 
24.34%
28 
8.21%
14 
4.11%
73 
21.41%

Question 24: Means for resolving student complaints were: 
N     1. Excellent 2. Good 3. Neutral 4. Needs Improvement 5.Unacceptable 6. Does not apply
363     34 
1012%
90 
26.79%
82 
24.40%
25 
7.44%
12 
3.57%
93 
27.68%

Question 25: How many on-campus courses (not online) are you taking this term? 
 
N     1. (answeedr 0) 2. (answeedr1) 3. (answeedr 2) 4. (answered 3) 5. (answered 4) 6. (answered 5)
363     80 
22.86%
96 
27.43%
40 
11.43%
46 
13.14%
60 
17.14%
28 
8.00%

Question 26: Did you use the UWG Library website to access information needed for your class?:
 
N     1. Yes 2. No
351     160 
44.08%
191 
52.62%

Question 27: Were you aware that the UWG Library has a Distance Learning Support Service to help you get the libary and research materials you need?: 
 
N     1. Yes 2. No
351     184 
50.69%
167 
46.01%

 

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Last Updated on 2/4/2003
By Melanie Clay