Question 16: What suggestions would you make for future online courses?
I think that most students would benefit from at least 3 in class meetings.
Teachers need to help the students make connections because a lot is learned
through these student to student connections.
I would prefer more on
I've only had positive experiences with on
totally on line
Lack of face
there should be more offered
Can't think of any right now.
up comments or indication that it was in any way important
or even required.
Make all the quizez and exams have to be taken in the computer labs so
that the teachers will have proof due to a sign up list or something that
all the students took the tests
nothing everything was fine
better typing skills for the person entering the information and make it
More emphasis on semester
If a computer messes up on a test then the student should be able to re
really nothing at all
USE THE MESSAGE BOARD TO ANSWER QUESTIONS THAT EVERYONE HAS RATHER THAN
GIVING THE SAME ANNOYINGLY MONOTONOUS MESSAGE OVER AND OVER. Charge
a reasonable price for the manual. It isn't worth $50
Have the final be worth less.
Give more time on assignments.
Have at least on or two days that you have inclass but still online
to be sure that work is being done and everyone remembers tests and quizzes
that are due.
nothing in particular
have some kind of supplement text to go with the course that we can keep.
I would like to keep my workbook.
A more user friendly program for exams and quizzes.
That the online tests and exams carry more weight.
To have mandatory meetings with the class once every two weeks or once
a month and to have more mandatory assignments that encourage students
to keep up with the class.
Make available more courses.
That there really wasn't too much guidance.
Work on the site
i don't know.
Take the course serious.
Classes once a week.
none come to mind
Don't make final count so much
Utilize the bulletin board function for class participation.
take lots of notes
Make a reminder script that sent an e
you should learn to spell in that usless paperback book that you over charge
Get it to ease up on the grading. The touchiness of the program.
Make it more user friendly. I HATE taking my hands off the keyboard. I
am a "hotkey" kind of person so to be marked off or corrected for
hitting ENTER is annoying especially when I wasn't given explicit
instructions to hit the OK key with the mouse.
Complete tests and quizzes before deadline.
More help line should be provided.
Get a cheaper work book
keep up the good work
You kind of have to teach yourself. Your confidence level increases after
taking an online course.
The instructor should be more hands on.
If you can make the instructions more helpful please do so. Add more
Have positive professors that will responsibly for holding up their end
of the class.
realize that if you are going to have this many people taking this course
online you need more that two or three people responding back to the students
because we always have questions
Ensure "terms" on consistant throughout the website syllabus
and books. For example "quiz" versus "exam" etc. I feel it
would help ease confusion about what is due when and where links can be
found. Also ensure that both bookstores are seling the same books
for this class. Another suggestion: perhaps post a hierachy for solving
problems in the syllabus to prevent people from "venting" on the bulletin
board. Also on the syllabus
at the beggining of the week start the material do not wait until sunday
Have the teacher's read and respond daily to the messages posted on WebCT!
That the instructors and their assistants pay more attention to their private
mail and the bulletin board. For those of us with full time careers
it's our only way of communicating!
More lab time help hours
set a definite time so if you have problems you will know how to reach
the instructor for help.
More help available. I know that this was the first semester the
CISM 3330 was offered on line so some mistakes are understandable
but there are a lot of problems that need to be corrected w/ the chapter
exercises and better explanation of how to post certain modules.
mails and getting no response.
Give a weekly guideline at the beginning of each week.
don't have computer classes on
Longer office hours for the professor. a more helpful professor
more organized``more professor or TA/student interaction``answers to questions
in a timely fashion
make more like First required CISM
mails or anything like that not sure why he still receives a paycheck
More interaction with instructors in times of need
Have nicer teachers so when you ask them questions they don't make you
feel like your wasting there time and inconviencing them from looking at
their computer all day long.
Make them 100% online!!!
When it comes to taking final make sure you discuss what exactly will be
on the final.
Refine information taught!
mail my papers once a week and my responses once a week
i think it works well the way it is
mail my teacher is by Web
require some face to face in small groups along with the primary delivery
on/visual learner that likes to deal with people more than computer
at least 50% of class online
They need to be more explanatory.
Continue the way that it is set up
I just need more technology expertise than I have at this time. (And I
know more than most of my teacher friends at school
for this one particular class i think the lectures were more important
and less should have been done online.
none at this time.
Make more classes available online.
dont take them
To also have video and audio lectures
to have more of them I like how we were able to view lectures online.
There really is no need for in class meetings especially since in
this class the professor had the lectures posted.
more core classes online
There should be a wide variety of online courses and more spaces
available in each course.
I have no dislikes.
either completely online or partially online...do not do both
set calendar for the whole course
find something that would allow you to underline things
class meeting with teacher right after first assignment in order to go
over face to face any questions using the online course
If most assignments are due on a certain day of the week all assignments
should be due on that day of the week. Otherwise it's confusing
and easy to forget certain assignments.
Use an Instant Message or chat area during some point of each day so people
can directly ask the teacher about questions they may have.
its easy if you dont slack because you dont have to go to class
More stress should be placed on how important it is to access your account
daily in the beginning of the course!!!
Well if there was a way that we could see our instructors face
and he could see ours and if he could see what we were doing so if
there was a question asked we would be face to face. I say that because
sometimes you need to see your instructor face to face to get a question
answered. That is the only thing that I would suggest for future courses.
They should have online icons that pop up to let you know an assignment
The teachers more invovlved and make thierselves available in person as
I don't have any suggestions.
Just that on
Return worksheets so that students know where they made a mistake.
I only knew which problems points were taken off from but I never
At least one scheduled mandatory meeting with the teacher to discuss strengths
To make the distribution of classtime vs. online time more even.
Make assignments where you turn them in and don't attend class
time and poor student skills in using the off
continue to make them available
Required face to face meetings
Have at least one more mandatory face to face meeting in the middle of
Offer more of them!
Find an application that produces better audio.
The first class meeting should be more in
Too many posting on the Epic Learning sight. It would have been helpful
for me to have less information with the assignments that were required.
Work out the technical difficulties. Maybe meet as a class to discuss
Offer more 100% online courses.
An even distribution of inclass/online time.
Technology always working!!!
More of them
I disliked nothing.
make sure the professors are as knowledgable as the students``mine was
but some are not
Try to get the lists of students for each class entered a little earlier
so we can access Web CT before the first class meeting. I've had
difficulties several times now because I couldn't access Web CT to see
info that professor intended for us to have before that first meeting.
more the better
Like being in a regular classroom. Do not like to communicate totally
by chat room or e
line than face
Mix up the assignments so they are not all dependent on group work.
webCt needs lots of work. Many night I had trouble accessing discussion
boards and managing download of server bulletins.
The class should meet on the first night and go over all assignments and
give examples. This will help clarify some of the dirctions.
I am sorry I don't have any suggestions.
I thought it was excellent and Dr. xxxx does a super job.
Keep them straight forward like this one
more time in this class need to be hands on
student interaction during lecture
Move this course online
omit online for health assessment
more on line information to student
FOR HEALTH ASSESSMENT CLASS MEETING EVERY OTHER WEEK FOR LECTURE AND LAB
AND KEEP QUIZZES ON LINE
Great for most classes but I thought a health assessment course is more
do not put an assessment class on
Have videos taped lectures available to watch via internet. Maybe videos
on heart and lung sounds.
Have more in
None that I know of.
I would like the opportunity to take all of my classes online.
continue with structured assignments and topics for discussion small
chat groups are also good as well as the extensive class content listed
Require at least one face
Meet in person for the first three classes so everyone understands expectations
of the class. We did not meet at all until way into the class and this
made it very confusing!
Future online courses should be designed so that group work is not involved.
Also assignments need to be given that actually requires some discussion
of a topic when meeting online with the group
Make sure the syllabus and instructions for course requirements be very
clear and give examples. Some class meetings are very helpful to know if
I am staying on target with projects and to gain feedback
Let the student decide and not the college or professor about whether they
would like to take the course online.
Have an on campus class about the webct how to use it etc.
taught by someone that is a computer person. I use a
webct for a class at GA State and they have problems to so I think it is
the whole webct system.
Improve chatting flow
I WOULD NEVER TAKE TWO ONLINE GRAD COURSES AT THE SAME TIME AGAIN WHILE
None at this time.
Have them be totally online.
Keep it up!
Keep chat groups to five or less people including the instructor
Out of sight
Live chats would be nice.
line service to chat but we responded to fellow students on
offer more online courses without meeting with teacher as much
I would suggest that each student be provided with a disc to keep submitted
Keep up the good work.
not to have two courses at the same time
Keep the same.
Make sure everyone's e
I would suggest that there be more online classes.
More online courses.
It is easy to put burdens on others if you do not have to bare them.