Spring 2006 Distance Education Survey (Student Comments)

 

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

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  • I really did not experience any problems that would out weight the convenience. I really believe that the price of the course should be adjusted to the price of the online course.We only met on campus twice.That really is not a big difference
  • I feel that I didn't learn anything.Reading postings is not how I learn the best.
  • Hated the chat room.Typing conversations is boring.A lot of comments were personal and inside jokes among classmates who knew each other from other courses.
  • At firstthe chat since I had never been in a chat room before.After first usageI came to enjoy it.
  • So many topicsso little time.
  • Nothing
  • I really did not experience any problems that would out weight the convenience. I really believe that the price of the course should be adjusted to the price of the online course.We only met on campus twice.That really is not a big difference
  • The broad nature of the topic development frequently left little time to make more than informed opinion responses.
  • The postings get monotonous.
  • I do enjoy the dialog with teacher and students.It is sometimes hard to capture that with online courses.
  • The Workbook
  • filling out the workbook
  • test were hard
  • simnet gave me some problems
  • Nothing really
  • I want to have discussions with professors face-to-faceand I don't like not having a designated place to be in at a designated time.
  • I would love to see the final be offered online instead of having to come back to the campus.
  • Without going to an actual class on a regular basisI would sometimes forget about assignments until the last minute
  • It was sometimes difficult to remember to do the assignments!
  • If something goes wrong then you are on your own.
  • remembering to set time aside to do the work.
  • the course was paid and learning was on my ownbut extra money on the disk and workbook to teach myself was a tad much.
  • could not have immediate questions answered
  • nothing
  • Sometimes it was hard to keep up with what was due.
  • the test were hard.
  • It was simply not my style of learning
  • bad memory
  • Nothing really.
  • I didnít like access
  • n/a
  • simnet is slow to load up exams
  • it had an unexpected test.
  • difficult
  • I just prefer in classroom settings.
  • no teacher interaction
  • Having the freedom of not having a regular class meeting allows a student to fall behindand wait till the last minute to complete assignments. Which is that choice of the studentbut it just makes it easier to forget.
  • I would forget about a lot of thingas far as Test and assignments.
  • The final.....
  • problems logging onto the system.
  • Potential for computer errors
  • Deadlines
  • nothing
  • didn't dislike
  • It could not help you if you had a problem.
  • nothing
  • n/a
  • nothing
  • no immediate help
  • good
  • I like to be reminded and pushed and there was not too much of that here.
  • nothing really
  • everything
  • I was able to do things with my time schedule
  • There was nothing I disliked about the course.
  • would not work at home.
  • no help
  • Nothing
  • I felt like the fully online class hurt me by not forcing some mandatory meetings
  • the online portion of the class all worked well for me
  • could not talk face to face with professor
  • nothing
  • Sometimes it was hard to remember when the test cut off was.
  • Sometimes it is a hassle.
  • It was hard to really find answers.
  • nothing
  • NOT TO MUCH.....JUST THE COST OF THE CD-ROM
  • Having to go to Carrollton to take the final.
  • it was hard to remember the class at times
  • nothing
  • none
  • the workbook
  • Easy to forget test deadlines
  • Technical difficulties
  • Having to remind myself of deadlines.
  • nothing was dislikable
  • confusion about how much study time should be attributed to materials
  • Out of touch
  • NothingI enjoyed the course.
  • some of the questions on the test said I was wrong when I chose the right answer.
  • couldn't ask for help that much.
  • The fact that you had no idea when quizzes were.
  • teacher couldn't remind me to study
  • Not being able to ask the instructor questions.
  • the deadlines on the test would come up a lot sooner than I thought.
  • no significant dislike
  • on the quizzes and testsI didn't like that fact that if you accidentally did not capitalize something or any other little thing like thatit would say you got the answer wrong.
  • nothingplease offer more
  • nothing
  • nothing really..it just felt slightly impersonal
  • Nothing
  • Sometimes got busy and was doing things at the last minute.
  • Nothing
  • I miss the face-to-face interaction of the classroom.
  • Even though you have unlimited time to submit assignments before the deadlinebut it would be easier if the deadline was midnight on the due date instead of 5:00. Sometimes it is inconvenient to submit assignments by 5:00 when you are taking multiple classes and working.
  • Nothing
  • Taking to long for responses to questions.
  • I found it extremely hard to understand how to do the modules. I did not feel as though I was prepared to do them by myself
  • Nothing!
  • n/a
  • too much material!! too many assignments! hard to keep up
  • some things are vague
  • Some of the modules became confusing
  • I dislike not being able to ask questions as quickly and not being able to easily discuss the assignments
  • not a thing....
  • THE DIRECTIONS FOR THE ASSIGNMENTS WEREN'T CLEAR. WHEN I HAD TECHNICAL DIFFICUTIESIT TOOK TOO LONG FOR A RESPONSE
  • It is time consuming.
  • The tutorials did not match up with the assignments so it was very hard to complete the assignments.And it was unorganized.
  • deadlines
  • hard to remember to do it.
  • You would get an answer wrong on the chapter tests if you misspelled it.
  • I didn't always know how to do the assignments. The tutorials were a big helpbut there were sometimes unanswered questions.
  • Having 3 exams
  • When you have a question regarding your assignmentsit may take a while before anyone/teacher gets back to you about your question.
  • I was often difficult to get an answer if there was a problem with one of the assignments.
  • My trouble with time management.
  • It was very disorganized
  • the confusion
  • I did not like the calendar part of WebCT. I never knew what was going on in the class.
  • It is sometimes difficult to know when assignments are due.
  • timers on tests and confusion that isnít present with face to face
  • Not being able to have questions answered directly as compared to the classroom environment
  • The quizzes were horribly constructed and always followed an on-line class. That didn't give me a chance to ask questions in the classroom before quizzed on the knowledge.AlsoI did not enjoy reviewing PowerPoint presentations.The files were extremely bigtook forever to downloadcouldnít be printed out easilyand jammed up my computer system.
  • the disorganization of the professor and her ability to add assignments and her process of listing assignments in several different areas and having us complete a "scavenger hunt" just to figure out what was required of us.
  • My teacher did not have everything organized.She had too many places that we needed to look in order to find out what was going on.She added too many things spur of the moment.She did not consider the time factor.If we met in classshe did not mind taking several more hours of home time to complete the work on line before the next regular class meeting time.Soactually it was way tooooo muchand unnecessary.
  • Many times the information provide on line for the course work was not accurate.Many times assigned work did not get posted on time because the computer system was not up and working.
  • The amount of work on it
  • It was hard to understand assignments without a teacher.
  • The redundancy of the reflective lessons we had to do.NOTE: WE were never informed that our MGED seminar course would be on-line- we found out after our first class meeting.
  • The fact that online learning is not effective.If I have questionsthen I need answers in person.At this point in my educational careerI am not concerned with grades; ratherI am more interested in actually being given the tools I need to succeed in my career.
  • That I never got to see my classmates that I have been in class with for two years and will probably never see many of them again.
  • I would have liked to have met on campus to have more personal contact with professor and peers.
  • when directions were not thorough or clearunable to get answer or clarification in timely manner
  • Sometimes it was frustrating to try to figure out how to upload files to internet.It took all semester because of my work schedule and time constraints involving family.
  • Nothing
  • I prefer to know my professors better
  • I would appreciate more participation on the instructor's part.While I can learn some things from my classmate's discussions on-lineI prefer to learn from the expertise and experience of the teacher.
  • The fact that the class never met face to face except for the first class.I think it should be mandatory to meet at least once per month for online classes.
  • the teacher taking too long to answer e-mails
  • I enjoyed the flexibility and have no complaints.
  • Nothing
  • nothingnot enough classes available
  • nothing
  • Nothing.
  • There was an overwhelming amount of weekly assignments.Took too much of my personal time.
  • I felt that the amount number of assignments and requirements increases dramatically because the class is online instead of face-to-face.
  • Other students lack of knowledge
  • There was not much instruction given by the teacher.We just had to do assignments and teach ourselves.I could have read the textbook and learned the same amount without paying for a class.
  • The fact that we are two weeks away from the end of the semester and we have not received any grades with the exception of one assessment.
  • some of the instruction from the class instructor needed clarification.
  • nothing!
  • I had to wait for assignments.
  • No face to face discussion
  • I would like to have more hands on activities in the classroom face to face.
  • lack of contact with other students.posting on a web-board and having a conversation with someone are very different
  • I do not learn as well in this format
  • less fluid communication; hard to develop camaraderie
  • N/A
  • I couldn't ask questions about things that I was unclear about
  • Some of the frames were always messed up
  • I think you need to choose a system and go with it.This semester I hade one professor that used MyUWG and one who used WebCT.It is confusing to have to go back and forth between the two systems.
  • Some of the course content materials were difficult to download at my home computer.
  • When I posted something and realize that I made some type of error in spelling or punctuationI could not change it.The error was there for everyone to see.
  • Not sure.
  • Had to wait for others to respond
  • nothing
  • Frustrating sometimes. Not always get all up!
  • Grades were not returned in a reasonable period of time
  • I did not like the fact that I didn't have an instructor with me at all times while reading the instructions to assignments and completing them.Sometimes I was confused and frustratedand I would email the professor with my questions.She responded quickly; howeverI would have preferred to be in her classroom for this class.
  • nothing
  • It was difficult to not be able to ask you teacher a question whenever you wanted.And it was hard to not procrastinate
  • hard
  • Sometimes feeling lost and having to figure out on my own.
  • That I wasn't taught face to face on some of the harder topics like making a website.
  • howeverI did not like how you have to figure everything out on your own because you are not in a regular classroom.
  • Not as much contact with teacher....however online messages are just as good.
  • I knew how to do most of the projects that made them tedious.
  • lab assistants were not helpful because I usually could not find them.
  • hard to get in touch with instructor
  • the instructor was not helpful and rude when I presented her with my problems.
  • instruction was horrible
  • No face to face. I still like to learn via direct instruction.
  • N/A
  • Small delay with online chats
  • It's hard to coordinate everyone on projects. On the other hand without doing it this wayit could well prove to be impossible.
  • I felt that it was a lot of workhowever I did learn a great deal this semester.The course was challenging and informative
  • The projects were too large.Alsothere were projects that took a large amount to time to complete for 2% ofthe grade. Some weeks required almost 60 or more of work.
  • I miss the face-to-face interaction with other students.
  • The workload was very large and also time consuming.
  • Nothing
  • I mainly just miss the face to face contact with peopleand find chatting a little challenging.
  • Nothing at all!
  • I missed seeing my classmates.
  • Nothing
  • I miss the face to face interactions which cannot really be replaced by an online chat.
  • The overall layout of online courses is disjointed and difficult to find all materials.The professor was helpful in clearing up any confusion.
  • It was difficult working with a groupbecause everyone is on such busy schedules.
  • The workloadfor mewas overwhelming although it was necessary.
  • There were so many components on the BB that is became overwhelming keeping up with all the postings.
  • It was a little confusing having a syllabusand then having items added weekly on top of that.Meeting deadlines was a challenge since there weren't many face-to-face classes.
  • There was so much good information that it was hard to remember where to go if you wanted to locate something again.
  • a lot of work entirely too much
  • Nothing!
  • The amount of work that was involved.This class was very lengthy.
  • Too much group work in an online class setting can be unnecessarily tedious.
  • I feel like I learn more by seeing people face to face than just by reading postings online.Online classes can be impersonal.
  • class discussions
  • group projects
  • Several times during the semester I could not log on .I got "WebCT access has expired."
  • The instructor thought she needed to assign a lot work because the class was online.
  • nothing
  • Too many windows to open up for the different topics. Consolidate steps.
  • It is way too hard to do a group project in an online course.No one lived near each other and we simply kept emailing each other and some people don't check their email that often.
  • nothing
  • I had no problems with it at all.
  • I cannot think of anything at this time.
  • The content of the course was difficult.
  • Technical Services is a class that is better understood face to face.
  • I was unable to receive all parts of the class material via email or online.
  • No two classes post their assignments in the same format. Some you have to search for with not indication that an assignment has posted.
  • the professor's WebCT class pages were slightly confusing.It would help if he could have one place where all instructions for assignments were posted so students could go back and refer to them as needed.
  • I don't have a dislike.
  • Having to drive to West GA 3 times during the semester.
  • It can be difficult to work on group projects that have to be coordinated online.
  • having to know how to use jpeg mp3 wav and use a scanner to scan documents into a program.hard for beginners....
  • nothing
  • No complaints
  • Opening attachments.
  • I enjoy face-to-face interaction with others.
  • Sometimes it's hard to get your point across or understand exactly what is expected of you.
  • I loved everything
  • nothing
  • n/a
  • Had to wait to get an answer if I had a question or needed more information.Even though the professor was great to respondI miss having immediate answers.Sometimes having to wait for a response delayed my work.
  • I don't have any negative remarks.
  • frustration b/c of nervousness
  • I cannot think of anything at this time.
  • In classwe would go over information about the project and make sure we were clear about the project.
  • It does take more to get everyone coordinated on projects with an online course.
  • Nothing.
  • Juggling assignments
  • Missing the interaction with other students and with the professor that occurs at face to face meetings.I always feel like I don't get to fully know the professor in an online setting.
  • At first I had trouble with login onto WebCT and Ban Web.
  • Working with partners.
  • Nothing.
  • unclear assignments
  • Windows couldn't read postings by teacher (syllabusetc)
  • Too many places to post assignments
  • Some concepts are difficult to do online
  • The assignments were lengthy and very time consuming.
  • nothing because what I did understandI could post a question to the Discussion board and instructors answered back promptly
  • I have no complaints.
  • Nothing really
  • nothing
  • I like face to face interaction--My oral expression is better than my written expression
  • the few times that I had to drive to Carrollton
  • Nothing
  • Surveys.You have a typo in question #10.
  • Nothing.
  • Nothing
  • nothing
  • Nothing
  • n/a
  • nothinggreat class
  • Nothing....loved the course
  • the arrangement of the bulletin board made responses difficult to wade through
  • So many bulletin board postings to respond to.
  • Group selections
  • Waiting on emails to questions even though they were timely.
  • nothing
  • Nothing
  • Nothing
  • class discussions but we did use the class discussions on WebCT
  • slow responses to e-mail messages
  • the instructors inability to return emails
  • Instructor was not always timely in his responses.I missed the face-to-face interaction.
  • My professors did not respond to emails in a reasonable fashion.There is no other way to ask questions.
  • There was so much that was new to meit required a great deal of figuring out. It would have been nicer to have a professor who was more available and replied quicker to my questions.
  • Lack of communication from the Instructor.
  • There was no weekly chat to help people having difficulty.If the professor was online weekly it would have made learning a new program (Dreamweaver) much easier and less frustrating.Not to mention simple questions students had regarding other aspects of the class.
  • That our professor was unable to be reached through WebCT because he never checked in.
  • Not receiving feedback from my professor.
  • Some content hard to understand on own w/out collaboration and face to face instruction.
  • A lot of things!!! Not well organizedtoo much work and very hard to understand what was expected of me.
  • nothing
  • I miss the face to face with other members of the class
  • I don't like group work. Group work is especially difficult online.
  • Not getting to know classmates and instructor as well
  • I did not dislike any of it... Loved it all.
  • Group work is sometimes difficult.It's people who don't participate fully (are a little hard to get) who are the problem.If you can see them face to faceit's easier to get them to do their parts!
  • I have to budget my time wisely!
  • I did not dislike anything.
  • I did not have any dislikes.
  • Nothing.
  • Lack of grades and feedback on assignments
  • nothing
  • Nothing
  • nothing
  • N/A
  • I was nervous at firstbut after thatalong with some encouragement from my professorI was fine and liked everything.No dislikes!
  • There was nothing I disliked.
  • It is hard to work in groupsbut I don't like that online or not online.
  • nothing
  • Some content hard to understand without face to face interaction.
  • sometimes the selection of group members
  • Having to wait for an email response to questions; howeverthey were very timely.
  • Too many group projects
  • I missed the face to face interaction with the instructor and fellow students.
  • Nothing
  • The instructor was essential absent from the course.
  • things were not explained very well in the course content materials; not enough and/or unclear directions; items in the course content section didn't match items listed in the class outline and other areas of the syllabus
  • Liked everything.
  • Confusing information from professor. we were just given material to read and told to do assignments with little guidance.
  • Lack of face-to-face interaction with other students
  • There was not as many class discussions to keep us motivated.
  • took me longer to understand the assignments
  • Received very minimal feedback from instructors this semester.Two of my online professors within the media program rarely posted commentsand did not respond to repeated emails.
  • The professor
  • I seemed to have to check it every single day twice a day (morn and night) to make sure the professor didn't send any e-mails or discussions about a quiz. (Too many quizzes instead of paperwork!)
  • I really liked the teachersome of the sections I knew she would really get into them. I would have enjoyed her class.
  • I didn't like this because I kept forgetting that I had to check web-ctbecause none of my other teachers use itso I had to make myself check it. I also would forget when to take quizzes.
  • I can't name anything that I did not like.
  • nothing
  • You donít really know face-to-face any of your classmates.
  • Nothing.
  • a quiz every week
  • nothing
  • Nothing
  • relatively small window to turn in assignments
  • nothing
  • I kept forgetting about the quizzes.
  • Keeping up with tests by checking the schedule every single day.
  • not being able to interact that much with the professor.
  • Nothing
  • disciplining myself
  • not having as much face-to-face contact with peers and professorhoweverthe benefits were worth it
  • n/a
  • Feeling disjointed from the professor and the entire
  • Probably the Wimba Livebecause I would have almost preferred going to class rather than having a live chat.But I did not dislike it either.
  • I liked everything
  • n/a
  • Nothing
  • Just a few technical difficulties
  • nothing
  • I miss seeing peoplethat's why the combo deal like this class is really good for me.
  • It is difficult to get instruction from the professor
  • Nothingit was all good.
  • Not meeting face to face
  • Nothing.
  • Sitting all the time on computer. Constant reading of textbook and chapter summary. Too many assignments.
  • not much room for error and recovery.
  • The course load is a bit too much.
  • Not always receiving lectures face to face
  • N/A
  • I had problems deleting items
  • The things I didn't like had nothing to do with the class. My team mates wanted to meet and they all live within 20 miles of UWGwhich leaves me out.
  • Everything was good.
  • The number of assignments to complete seemed to be more than if the class met each weekbut I would still prefer online classes.
  • Nothing. I actually had all of my assignments completed 2 weeks early.
  • My professor was not versed in setting up the bulletin board at the beginning so there was one long...over a thousand postings that didn't relate to one another...very difficult to follow...
  • Nothing.
  • I liked the whole class online.
  • There being only one bulletin board. The suggestion was made to the Professor to break it up next time.
  • There was nothing
  • bulletin board became overwhelming
  • None
  • I did miss interacting with the professor face-to-face. HoweverI felt more engaged with this professor than I did with my previous one and we met weekly.
  • Nothing.
  • I did not dislike anything.
  • never once met
  • N/A
  • It was a great course with no complaints.
  • I would have to check all the time to make sure I didn't miss anything since it was online.
  • Sometimes we met in the classroomsometimes we didn't.Didn't seem consistent with one learning style.
  • Nothing
  • not enough face to face interaction with the instructor.
  • Nothing
  • It allowed me to procrastinate (I work better when I have a set schedule).
  • sometimes the system was down or was slow with my responses.
  • There were still questionsbut I was able to contact the professor as often as I needed.
  • The amount of assignments.
  • this course I do not feel is explained well if not face to face
  • took to much time
  • I feel like we needed more face to face teaching regarding the subject matter.
  • none
  • Nothing
  • none
  • nothing
  • Not enough of it.
  • nothing
  • There was nothing I disliked.
  • is was not as structured as I had hoped for
  • Nothing
  • nothing
  • no social contact
  • Sometimes the time it took to complete some course work and that tests were not online
  • my lack of knowledge about using the computer and internet in general
  • sometimes more consuming then in-class time
  • The test!
  • Nothing
  • Nothing
  • None
  • wellit's like we didn't even need the teacher
  • there wasnít anything I disliked about the course
  • I didn't like not knowing my grades until we met again except in a few instanceswhen the teacher would post it.I also disliked that we didn't use the message boards at all.
  • I disliked the responses the professor for my class gave to questions and concerns I asked. She was very rude in the emails she sent back. Thereforethe communication with the professor was a bad experience.
  • the classes changing
  • that I had to take the quizzes at school
  • I disliked that the notes could not really be taught and reviewed because when we did go to class we had to take the quiz and/or test.
  • n/a
  • requiring me to discipline myself
  • This course needed to be taught in person.To much to learn on line.
  • The instructor took forever to grade work.
  • The teacher never responded online.
  • I have completed all of my assignments and as of the last day of classI only have grades for 2 assignments.
  • Not much feedback on the work I did.
  • It was difficult and hard to get help from othersand its easy to forget when assignments are due.
  • grading took way tooooooo long
  • The inability of the teacher to have the grades posted for assignments.I only have 2 grades at this point and have no idea what my grade is in the class.
  • Poor responses from teacher & only 2 grades posted out of 7 and only 2 weeks left of school.This would not give a student ample time to improve their grades.
  • n/a
  • Hun†† sometimes if my schedule is tight for the week and my deadline is at the doorthat is the only time I dislike online class because it will deny me the access after the due time.
  • Nothing
  • You never saw anyone face to face.I like going to class and actually seeing people. It was very impersonal.
  • Nothing.
  • Not much.
  • I forgot about some assignments.
  • I did not dislike anything about the course.
  • nothing
  • Nothing.
  • Nothing really.
  • nothing
  • Having a set date for each assignmentthough I can understand the need for it
  • Remembering to do the assignmentsbut instructor was good about sending reminder emails.
  • Sometimes I can't self motivate myself to do that work because I have so much time to do it.It becomes a problem for mebut I always turn it in on time
  • It does require a decent amount of responsibility.
  • sometimes the assignments came little too close together
  • way to many grades. At least from my teacher.
  • Did not have my instructor to ask questions to at a set timeother than going to the library
  • Too much work to do!
  • I was sometimes difficult to get my assignments to upload so I could submit them.
  • nothing
  • It was harder to get questions answered.
  • nothing
  • nothing
  • Having the discipline to put time aside to work on the course.
  • No comment because I like everything about this course online.
  • I didn't receive my grades back in a respectable time.To much detailed worked required for this 2 credit hour class.
  • The controlling teacher.
  • Getting a stomach ache during the middle of a timed exam and having no one believe you! (5 questions short of finishing on final)
  • It is harder to stay focused and on top of things.
  • the lesson wasn't clear and the instructor wasn't helpful.
  • no comment
  • It is hard to discipline myself to do the work on my ownbut other than that I didn't dislike anything.
  • THE ASSIGNMENTS WERE TOO LONG AND IN DEPTH
  • I don't like online courses.I feel that the students and the instructors miss out on having a relationship.Online learning is very impersonal.
  • The assignments were hard and demanded much more time and energy than if I took the class offline.
  • it feels like constant busy work
  • Sometimes there were problems with the network!
  • undecided
  • This online class was enjoyable and a very good learning experience for me.I had no dislikes.
  • Not being able to get a question answered immediately although the teacher did respond rather promptly to my emailI did most of my work late at night and had to wait a few times for clarifications
  • not having the face to face interaction for questions among my peers about assignments.
  • none
  • hyperlinks and speed to access the web pages
  • I liked it all!
  • I lost money on the classes by paying for basically teaching myself.
  • Not being able to interact face-to-face with the other students as much.
  • Nothing