Fall 2003 Distance Education Survey (Student Comments)

 

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

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  • I liked the online portion of the course.
  • Able to work from home.Fit easily with schedule.
  • The interaction of students responding to assignment postings.
  • I enjoyed posting weekly assignments by a given due date. I also enjoyed the weekly chats with classmates in designated chat rooms.
  • I like the accessibility to instructional information and the ability to complete tasks and submit when completed.
  • I liked the ability to do the work on my schedule.
  • The flexibility of working on assignments on my own time. Not having to drive over an hour to campus.
  • Leadership of the instructor flexibility of time.
  • Easy accessible 24/7.
  • The schedule and flexibility to post after normal hours
  • Valuable teaching tool
  • I liked the flexibility.I honestly am not sure I could attend UWG if it weren't for online classes due to the distance away from the campus that I live.
  • Let me do things when I had time
  • The flexibility to do the course work on my own time. As a parent not having to physically attend the class at night allowed me to be available to drive my children to their night activities. Family comes first with me.
  • Flexibility of timefreedom to respond to discussions
  • Being able to research and discuss concepts and ideas with my classmates.
  • I did not have to drive to campus
  • The access was easy and always there
  • Flexibility to do work
  • The ability to take the exams three times.
  • I got to stay home with my son since I was a new mother.I did my work mostly at night and spent the days with him.
  • Having the ability to do the required work on my time.
  • Very easy to understand
  • Work at my own pacework in privacy of my own home
  • It was challenging because you did not have an instructor right in front of you explaining the terms and assignments.
  • It was informative and useful.
  • Nothing
  • That I could do it at home.
  • Not having to go to class
  • Did have to get up early for class.
  • On your time
  • It was nice to have the freedom of doing the tests when it was convenient for me
  • I was able to work at my own pace
  • Good
  • Online
  • You can learn at your own pace!
  • I really did not like this b/c I am used to face-to-face teaching.
  • Making my own schedule and working together with other students
  • No class does the work on ones own time.
  • There were two things I enjoyed the most.The first was being able to enjoy my "class/study" time in the peace and quiet of my own home with no interruptions.The second aspect which I enjoyed the most was being able to study/take my class when I wanted and with no set time frame for class.
  • Convenient
  • I got to work at my own pace.
  • You are able to work at pretty much your own speed.Also did not have to commute to campus for the class (well for the most part anyway).
  • Having the luxury of taking it at home and not having to go to class everyday
  • That I did not have to attend class.
  • It was easy.
  • Being able to work at my own pace. Not having to sit in a classroom.
  • No set class time finish by deadline and you're ok
  • Easy to not have to worry about going to class on a regular basis
  • Flexible I can study and take test when I have the time.
  • Easy access
  • Nothing
  • No appointed class time.
  • EASY ACCESS
  • Not having to come to a classroom
  • That you could study at your own pace.
  • Te fact that I can do the work from anywhere
  • convenient to work when you want
  • The ability to work on class work when it is convenient for me. Which is usually at night?
  • it is online
  • I could do the work on my own time. Not on a set class time.
  • Not having to go to class.
  • not coming to a classroom
  • the flexibility to complete your work
  • You could teach yourself and ask for help if needed.
  • Work on your own schedule...Do exams two weeks before or on the due date.
  • I didn't have to wait for anyone else in the class could work at my own pace.
  • flexibility
  • convenient
  • Can do work whenever
  • I could do my assignments on my own time.
  • It was easy to access
  • I didnít have to go to class
  • That I got to work on my own pace.
  • not having to go to class
  • Everything
  • you can do it whenever you wanted
  • I donít have to go to class
  • That I did not have to actually attend class.
  • I liked being able to do the lessons and exams on my own time.
  • I decided how to use my time.
  • the convenience to work at home
  • self-paced
  • fun
  • It was on my own schedule
  • You could take your time on doing your work and taking tests
  • it is easy
  • Did not have to go to class
  • The assignments can be done at your convenience
  • own pace
  • everything
  • none
  • Flexibility
  • flexibility
  • That I did not have to drive to campus from Atlanta.
  • I could do the lessons at my own time
  • It was easy to use.
  • taking tests online
  • not having to go to class
  • It gave yo0u a chance to work on your own
  • Being able to complete my lessons at my own pace.
  • Nothing.
  • I could do assignments at my own pace.
  • That I could complete my lessons on my own time and that I could work at my own individual pace.
  • The flexible schedule.
  • It was suitable to my schedule-very convenient.
  • I didn't have to travel to take the course.
  • All was online so it was very helpful.
  • I like that everything was basically left up to the student on our own time.
  • good
  • I liked the fact that we didn't actually have to be in the classroom but for videos and like one lecture.She always lets us know exactly what to expect on the tests and what to read and study for.
  • I can get the information that I need any time
  • it allowed for a little flexibility in studying and getting the class lectures
  • I enjoyed not being made to attend class and it just a great benefit to know you can get all the information need right online.
  • All The Freedom To Learn At Own Pace!
  • I liked the fact that you were able to do the work when you felt like doing itnot being forced to do it like in a normal class
  • That I can do my work at my house without driving to school.
  • Just having the notes and class discussions out there if I did miss a class.....
  • Getting my notes when I was ready.
  • That we could take practice quizzes and that the notes were online
  • loved it
  • Always had access to all of my class' information.
  • easy to dofollow and understand
  • I liked the usability of this course. I could check on material any time and almost any place.
  • That I could do the work at my own pace when I had the time and could take any extra time needed to understand the work.
  • It was very convenient.
  • not having to get up and go to class every time
  • Working on my own time...
  • It was easy to follow
  • That it was easy to use
  • Nothing
  • It was neat to have discussions on your own time
  • The discussions were based on first hand experiences supported by the text
  • That everything in the course was laid out in the beginning of the semester.
  • Easy accessibility to professor
  • Flexibility
  • I liked it because you can set your own hours of study.
  • View PowerPoint presentations.I liked the having access to lessons before or after they were taught.
  • I finding that working on class work at my own pace rewarding.
  • It allows me to interact with classmates and instructor w/out traveling to campus.
  • I can get information form a class that I may miss. Also it is clear enough for me to print almost all materials for the class. (i.e. syllabusclass notes)
  • Being able to complete assignments and mail them to my teacher.
  • flexibility of time and schedule
  • I don't have to make the 1 1/2 hour drive to Carrollton!
  • I liked being able to email assignments.
  • The part where you could do work ahead of time
  • That I could do my assignments at my own pace.
  • the grades came back quickly
  • I liked going at my own pace.
  • That I didn't have to attend class to turn in assignments.If I was sick it didn't matter.I could still get the work done and rest at the same time.
  • it was an interesting learning experience
  • The flexibility of the course.
  • You can access your assignments at anytime that is good for you before the due date.
  • I liked the freedom of deciding when I would work on assignments and not being tied for a certain period of time to a classroom.
  • I liked being able to have my questions answered quickly by the instructor.
  • I was able to access the class on my own time frame plus I was able to get a required course but not stay any longer on campus than needed to.
  • I like that this particular course is helpful towards other courses.My professor was there face to face and through emails when you needed him.I like that you have to learn in order to complete this course a lot of face to face courses you can slide by.
  • it went on my time schedule
  • n/a
  • everything
  • it was accessible anywhere and easy to do
  • everythingwas a great class
  • Ability to complete assignments when I pleased as long as they were before the due date.
  • It doesnít have a specific time in which I might have to attend a class. I could do my work at my own pace.
  • Not having to go to class and always knowing what I needed to do as far as assignments and when they were due.
  • Everything
  • I'm able to save money not traveling to school and I save valuable time with my family.
  • The assignments could be taken over a long period of time.
  • It allowed me to work on assignments in my own time.
  • The convenience of working from home made it easier for me to manage with my two children.
  • It gave you the freedom to do your work. It is a lot easier than having to meet for class you can just go online and do your work.
  • Having the opportunity to work at my own pace throughout the course was great.
  • The ability to work at times that are best for me.
  • It was flexible. That way I could work on the assignments when I had the time.
  • the instructor made that the class very east to understand
  • My own pace.
  • That I could do the assignments on my schedule and at the pace I wanted to do them in.
  • I was able to do the work at my own pace and when I had time to.
  • it showed me new ways of gathering research
  • Not having to go to class. Also doing my work on my own time.
  • ability to read professors notes
  • It was easy and it also helped me with other classes.
  • I learned about citations.
  • I could work at my own pace
  • The convenience of doing my work at my house.
  • You could work at your own pace and you weren't required to go to class every other day.
  • I could do it when I had the free time.
  • Flexibility.
  • I enjoyed being able to do the lessons on my own time.
  • I liked working at my own pace.
  • The flexibility to do coursework when I had time.
  • the amount of time I had to complete assignments
  • Was very convenient to do and turn in work/assignments
  • Everything. It flexible and go at its work at your own pace.
  • I liked being able to complete the assignments in a manner suitable to my needs.
  • flexible
  • Easy to follow.
  • Being able to send assignments from home computer rather than being required to come to the college.
  • allows you to choose your own schedule
  • The flexibility of being able to access class information according to my schedule.
  • It was more convenient for me.
  • I was able to work at my own pace. I am a mother work and attend school full time.
  • That I only had to come to the campus twice a week and only for an hour. If I did not have the online course I would have either had to travel the distance four three to four time a week and spend a lot more time away from my children.
  • The freedom to work on assignments from my home.
  • Having the time to turn in assignments at a later time.It allowed me to work longer on the assignments and get help from the librarians if needed.
  • It was easy to access the assignments needed for the course.
  • The ability to do the work at my own pace.
  • I really didn't like any part of it.
  • Printing off assignments and being able to complete them at home
  • I know where to get a lot of info that I need for things that I never knew before.
  • I could work at my own pace.
  • I liked nothing about this online course.
  • not as many assignments
  • The flexibility of time.
  • Free to be able to do work when needed and could get ahead on work if you wanted to.
  • I can work when I have time
  • I learned how to use different databases
  • I liked the ability to work at home.
  • The fact that you could do the assignment with in a few days time and you get to learn at your own pace.
  • That I have a choice when I work on materials for the class and when I take exams.
  • I liked the flexibility of being able to do the lessons in my own time frame.
  • It was very easy to understand and it never gave me any problems
  • I liked that it strictly revolves around your schedule and time period.Plus you donít have to worry about the hassle of showing up to class on an icky day.
  • The Flexibility
  • That I did not have to get ready for class
  • flexibility
  • The convenience of being able to do the assignments at no regular time.
  • I enjoyed not having to sit in class for a long period of time and being able to do me work whenever I was ready.
  • I liked that I could work at whatever time was good for me.
  • Not the teacher Ms. Pittman.
  • What I liked most about this class is that I was able to work on my own time and wasn't rushed to have an assignment done because it was a decent amount of time.
  • flexibility
  • Being able to manage my own time and the ability to do coursework on my timetable.
  • Time management.
  • Assignments could be completed within a more flexible time frame.
  • The flexibility to work on my lessons at my own pace.
  • I had a long time to complete most of the assignments because all of them were already posted at the beginning of the semester.
  • Not having to go to class every day but still getting credit for a class.
  • no set time
  • Easy to access and understand.
  • The flexibility to be able to do the work at my own time.
  • Easy to do and even easier to accomplish.
  • That with workingand in-class studies, I could access this course from home
  • All of this course was online.It was easy to turn in assignments.
  • The flexibility to do the work on my own time.
  • I was able to work on the material on my own time (midnight 6am or whenever).
  • I liked being able to sit down and do the work when I had the time.
  • It was easy to do and I could do it on my own time.
  • This course was great for me because it helped me work on my responsibility skills. I was able to do things at my own pace.
  • I liked learning more about the Library and different ways to complete research.
  • The flexibility to complete assignments at your own schedule.
  • I liked that we didn't have to go to the campus every week. Since I work full time that was very helpful for me.
  • Convenience of being able to access course documents from any computer; ease of emailing group members and professors.
  • Less travel time
  • It was nice to be at home.The travel for me would be impossible on a weekly basis.
  • group chats
  • I was able to work at home. I live 3 hours from UWG!
  • I did not have to sit in class every week.
  • I like online because it enables me to attend your media program at West Ga.Otherwise I could not do it.
  • I enjoyed being able to chat with my group members since we could not easily meet face-to-face to discuss our projects with one another.
  • Flexibility in completing assignments
  • The use of email to turn in assignments.
  • flexibility
  • The flexibility
  • The flexibility of classes on my own time and not having to travel to class.
  • The flexibility of completing assignments when it was convenient for me.
  • flexibility
  • It enabled me to take your media courses.I could not have enrolled in your program otherwise.
  • Flexibility for completing assignments
  • The ability to take classes without having to drive all the way to the campus.
  • I have two small children and it the demands of coming to class are sometimes tremendous with our schedules.
  • Instructor
  • Being able to complete my homework on my schedule. This made my family happier.
  • The convenience of working when and where I wanted to is MOST helpful!
  • convenience
  • I live far away from campus so having the opportunity to attend school but not have to physically be on campus every week is very valuable to me.The flexibility is fantastic.
  • Flexibility in completing assignments
  • You were not tied to a timed schedule for a day. I could work when it was convenient for me.
  • Being able to access at any time.
  • Convenience
  • That I didn't have to spend 4 hours in my car going to and from school.
  • The flexibility it provided.
  • flexibilitylack of commuteability to collaborate with multiple peer thru the use of the bulletin board
  • I can work on my own time.
  • Well constructed assignments.
  • the flexibility
  • The ability to work on the assignments on my own timing
  • It was more convenient to fit in my busy schedule of work and life.
  • I don't have to drive so far from my home and spend so much time on the road.
  • Working on my on participating when necessary - having things in writing.
  • The freedom to work on my own time schedule and not driving to Newnan
  • Flexibility of fulfilling the course requirements
  • I didn't have to travel a great distance which made the class very convenient. I found it easy to follow what we were doing in class just as easily on-line as in the class room.
  • The flexibility in completing assignments and in getting instruction from the professor. It is much easier to fit an online course into a full time work schedule than it is to fit travel time lecture time and assignment time into work and family time!
  • convenient
  • I was able to work whenever I could find the time and there was no driving involved getting to class.
  • being able to participate in my own time instead of at a required time in a classroom
  • It saves tons of gas and time! It was interactive even though it was online.The group work was excellent.
  • convenience
  • The convenience of working in my own time frame and not traveling in crazy traffic to get to class.
  • The flexibility of doing the work at home or at work when I can fit it between other obligations.
  • flexible hourstime to read and think about responses
  • I enjoyed working at my own pace.
  • I work at our Central Office 8-5 so getting to class is difficult. This class worked great with my schedule so I could take classes and work. I think it was very well organized and the work was spread out at an even pace.
  • Freedom to complete assignments and readings when convenient for me.
  • I had the flexibility of doing my class work at a time that fit my schedule.I did not have to drive 2 1/2 hours to attend class.
  • Efficiency of use
  • Flexibility to complete assignments on my own time.
  • having entire assignment schedule online in the beginning
  • Absolutely everything!The fact that I didn't waste 2 hours the day of classes driving was the first positive.Being able to do my work at school at home or on the road was wonderful!The friendships that I made were better than I have ever made in a regular class.The professor was most supportive.Everything was wonderful!
  • I liked the convenience I never realized how much time was wasted driving to and from the course.
  • The flexibility it provided...I was able to work at my own pace according to my schedule.
  • I liked being able to complete my coursework on my own time in the environment of my choice.
  • I was able to take the course even though I live 2 hrs away.It was helpful being able to have discussions online and not have to actually meet face to face.