|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Information: DE Student Survey
Question 1: At the beginning of the semester my attitude toward on-line learning was positive.
Question 2: At the end of the semester, my attitude toward on-line learning is positive.
Question 3: My instructor was positive about the online component of this course.
Question 4: I found WebCT easy to understand and utilize by the second week of class.
Question 5: I now find WebCT easy to use and understand.
Question 6: Having the flexibility to contribute to class discussions outisde the classroom on my own time was valuable to me.
Question 7: I feel more comfortable participating in class online that I do in a face-to-face setting.
Question 8: The Distance Learning Helpline was helpful to me.
Question 9: Where do you access the Internet most regularly?
Question10: How would you describe you level of experience using computers and the Internet (prior to this course)?
Question 11: I would like to take classes in the future that are mostly on-line.
Question 12: I would like to take classes in the future that are completely on-line.
Question 13: Where do you live?
Question 14: What did you like about the online portion of this course?
Question 15: What did you dislike about the online portion of this course?
Question 16: What suggestions would you make for future online courses?
Question 17: What is your age?
Question 18: Registration for this course was available at a distance (online, via phone or via fax).
Question 19: Materials required for this course were available
for convenient purchase.
Question 20: The academic advising related to distance learning
which I received prior to this course was:
Question 21: Information on financial aid available prior to
Question 22: Information on career services on UWG's website
Question 23: Means for resolving student complaints related to
this course were:
Question 24: Means for resolving student complaints were:
Question 25: How many on-campus courses (not online) are you
taking this term?
Question 26: Did you use the UWG Library website to access information
needed for your class?:
Question 27: Were you aware that the UWG Library has a Distance
Learning Support Service to help you get the libary and research materials
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Last Updated on 2/4/2003
By Melanie Clay