STATE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA DISTANCE & DISTRIBUTED EDUCATION CENTER

Summer 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. 
 
1.  Strongly Agree 2. Agree  3. Undecided 4. Disagree 5. Strongly disagree
N     1 2 3 4 5
206     103
50.0%
66
32.0%
28
13.6%
8
3.9%
1
.5%

Question 2: At the end of the semester, my attitude toward on-line learning is positive. 
 
1.  Strongly Agree 2. Agree  3. Undecided 4. Disagree 5. Strongly disagree
N     1 2 3 4 5
205     123
60.0%
59
28.8%
9
4.4%
11
5.4%
3
1.5%

Question 3: My instructor was positive about the online component of this course. 
 
1.  Strongly Agree 2. Agree  3. Undecided 4. Disagree 5. Strongly disagree
N     1 2 3 4 5
206     150
72.8%
51
24.8%
5
2.4%

Question 4: I found WebCT easy to understand and utilize by the second week of class. 
 
1.  Strongly Agree 2. Agree  3. Undecided 4. Disagree 5. Strongly disagree
N     1 2 3 4 5
205     146
71.2%
49
23.9%

2.9%
2
1.0%
2
1.0%

Question 5: I now find WebCT easy to use and understand. 
 
  1.  Strongly Agree 2. Agree  3. Undecided 4. Disagree 5. Strongly disagree 6.  na
N     1 2 3 4 5 6
205     153
74.6%
46
22.4%
1
0.5%
2
1.0%
1
0.5%
2
1.0%

Question 6: Having the flexibility to contribute to class discussions outisde the classroom on my own time was valuable to me. 
 
1.  Strongly Agree 2. Agree  3. Undecided 4. Disagree 5. Strongly disagree
N     1 2 3 4 5
205     136
66.3%
43
21.0%
17
8.3%

3.4%
2
1.0%

Question 7: I feel more comfortable participating in class online that I do in a face-to-face setting. 
 
1.  Strongly Agree 2. Agree  3. Undecided 4. Disagree 5. Strongly disagree
N     1 2 3 4 5
206     36
17.5%
54
26.2%
53
25.7%
51
24.8%
12 
5.8%

Question 8: The Distance Learning Helpline was helpful to me. 
 
1.  Strongly Agree 2. Agree  3. Didn't use Helpline 4. Disagree 5. Strongly disagree
N     1 2 3 4 5
203     32
15.8%
24
11.8%
139
68.5%
7
3.4%
1
0.5%

 

Question 9: Where do you access the Internet most regularly? 
 
home UWG computer lab 3.
4.
work
5.
other
N     1 2 3 4 5
205     169
82.4%
17
8.3%
1
0.5%
14
6.8%
4
2.0%

Question10: How would you describe you level of experience using computers and the Internet (prior to this course)? 
 
novice beginner knowledgeable expert
N     1 2 3 4
206     4
1.9%
15
7.3%
173
84.0%
14
16.8%

Question 11: I would like to take classes in the future that are mostly on-line. 
 
1.  Strongly Agree 2. Agree  3. Undecided 4. Disagree 5. Strongly disagree
N     1 2 3 4 5
206     98
47.6%
66
32.0%
24
11.7%
13
6.3%
5
2.4%

Question 12: I would like to take classes in the future that are completely on-line. 
 
1.  Strongly Agree 2. Agree  3. Undecided 4. Disagree 5. Strongly disagree
N     1 2 3 4 5
205     80
39.0%
43
21.0%
33
16.1%
35
17.1%
14
6.8%

Question 13: Where do you live? 
 
Less than 10 miles from the Carrollton campus. 11-20 miles from campus. 21-45 miles from campus. 46-65 miles from campus. 66-85 miles from campus.
more than 85 miles from campus.
N     1 2 3 4 5 6
206     48
23.3%
24
11.7%
51
24.8%
41
19.9%
23
11.2%
19
9.2%

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? 
 
1.  <20 2. 20-29  3. 30-39 4. 40-49 5. 50+
N     1 2 3 4 5
202     8
4.0%
99
49.2%
42
21.0%
34
15.0%
19
9.5%

Question 18: Registration for this course was available at a distance (online, via phone or via fax). 
 
1.  Agree 2. disagree 3. unsure
N     1 2 3
200     149
74.5%
8
4.0%
43 
21.5%

Question 19: Materials required for this course were available for convenient purchase. 
 
1.  Strongly Agree 2. Agree  3. disagree 4. Strongly disagree 5. unsure
N     1 2 3 4 5
203     70
34.5%
98
48.3%
22
10.8%
3
1.5%
10
4.9%

Question 20: The academic advising related to distance learning which I received prior to this course was: 
 
1.  Excellent 2. Good 3. neutral 4. needs improvement 5. unacceptable
N     1 2 3 4 5
197     55
27.9%
59
29.9%
69
35.0%
12
6.1%
2
1.0%

Question 21: Information on financial aid available prior to registration was: 
 
1.  Excellent 2. Good 3. neutral 4. needs improvement 5. does not apply
N 1 2 3 4 5
194 33
170%
49
25.3%
18
9.3%
8
4.1%
86
44.3%

Question 22: Information on career services on UWG's website is:: 
 
1.  Excellent 2. Good 3. neutral 4. needs improvement 5. unacceptable 6. does not apply
N     1 2 3 4 5 6
193     20
10.4%
36
18.7%
31
16.1%
13
6.7%
1
0.5%
92
47.7%

Question 23: Means for resolving student complaints related to this course were: 
 
1.  Excellent 2. Good 3. neutral 4. needs improvement 5. unacceptable 6. unsure
N     1 2 3 4 5 6
193     29
15.0%
50
25.9%
41
21.2%
6
3.1%
1
0.5%
66
34.2%

Question 24: Means for resolving student complaints were: 
 
1.  Excellent 2. Good 3. neutral 4. needs improvement 5. unacceptable 6. does not apply
N     1 2 3 4 5 6
194     23
11.9%
44
22.7%
30
15.5%
9
4.6%
1
0.5%
87
44.8%

Question 25: How many on-campus courses (not online) are you taking this term? 
 
1.  0 2. 1 3. 2 4. 3 5. 4 6. 5
N     1 (answered 0) 2 (answered 1) 3 (answered 2) 4 (answered 3) 5 (answered 4) 6 (answered 5)
200     62
31.0%
66
33.0%
39
19.5%
19
9.5%
6
3.0%
8
4.0%

Question 26: Did you use the UWG Library website to access information needed for your class?: 
 
1.  Yes 2. No
N     1 2
200     120
60.0%
80
40.0%

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?: 
 
1.  Yes 2. No
N     1 2
200     108
54.0%
92
46.0%

 

Last Updated on 1/16/03
By Chris Fearrington