UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA

DISTANCE & DISTRIBUTED EDUCATION CENTER


Fall 2010 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.  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, Blackboard’s Vista 8 (now called CourseDen, formerly WebCT), also allows for formative assessment and evaluation by the instructor, who can track student usage patterns. 

Survey results for an individual course, are available upon request from distance@westga.edu

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Information: Distance Education Student Survey Results

897 Total Respondents

1.   At the beginning of the semester, my attitude toward on-line learning was positive.

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

1

.1

No Response

4

.4

Strongly Disagree

12

1.4

Disagree

23

2.6

Undecided

70

7.8

Agree

307

34.2

Strongly Agree

480

53.5

 

2.  At the end of the semester, my attitude toward on-line learning is positive. 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

3

.3

No Response

2

.2

Strongly Disagree

23

2.6

Disagree

39

4.3

Undecided

57

6.4

Agree

305

34.0

Strongly Agree

468

52.2

 

3.  My instructor was positive about the online component of this course. 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

12

1.3

No Response

6

.7

Strongly Disagree

17

1.9

Disagree

32

3.6

Undecided

62

6.9

Agree

294

32.8

Strongly Agree

474

52.8

 

4.  I found WebCT easy to understand and utilize by the second week of class

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

25

2.8

No Response

11

1.2

Strongly Disagree

4

.4

Disagree

27

3.0

Undecided

31

3.5

Agree

327

36.5

Strongly Agree

472

52.6

 

5.  I now find WebCT easy to use and understand. 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

29

3.2

No Response

7

.8

Strongly Disagree

1

.1

Disagree

13

1.4

Undecided

29

3.2

Agree

310

34.6

Strongly Agree

508

56.6

 

6.  Having the flexibility to contribute to class discussions outside the classroom on my own time was valuable to me. 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

43

4.8

No Response

9

1.0

Strongly Disagree

11

1.2

Disagree

25

2.8

Undecided

50

5.6

Agree

261

29.1

Strongly Agree

498

55.5

 

7.  I feel more comfortable participating in class online that I do in a face-to-face setting. 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

14

1.6

No Response

4

.4

Strongly Disagree

52

5.8

Disagree

183

20.4

Undecided

188

21.0

Agree

202

22.5

Strongly Agree

254

28.3

 

8.  The Distance Learning Helpline was helpful to me. 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

400

44.6

No Response

8

.9

Strongly Disagree

8

.9

Disagree

31

3.5

Undecided

123

13.7

Agree

161

17.9

Strongly Agree

166

18.5

 

9.  Where do you access the Internet most regularly? 

Frequency

Percent

No response

5

.6

Home

804

89.6

UWG

35

3.9

Undecided

6

.7

Work

37

4.1

Other

10

1.1

 

10.  How would you describe you level of experience using computers and the Internet (prior to this course)? 

Frequency

Percent

No Response

12

1.3

Novice, Beginner

41

4.6

Knowledgeable

641

71.5

Expert

203

22.6

 

11: I would like to take classes in the future that are completely on-line. 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

11

1.2

No Response

7

.8

Strongly Disagree

37

4.1

Disagree

66

7.4

Undecided

128

14.3

Agree

246

27.4

Strongly Agree

402

44.8

 

 

12.  Where do you live? 

Frequency

Percent

No Response

9

1.0

Less than 10 miles from the Carrollton Campus

257

28.7

11-20 miles from campus

86

9.6

21-45 miles from campus

231

25.8

46-65 miles from campus

131

14.6

66-85 miles from campus

101

11.3

more than 85 miles from campus

82

9.1

   

 

13.  Registration for this course was available at a distance.

Frequency

Percent

No Response

7

.8

Unsure

200

22.3

No

18

2.0

Yes

672

74.9

 

14.  The academic advising related to distance learning which I received prior to this course was: 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

192

21.4

No Response

8

.9

Unacceptable

9

1.0

Needs Improvement

33

3.7

Neutral

123

13.7

Good

287

32.0

Excellent

245

27.3

 

15.  Information on financial aid available prior to registration was: 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

212

23.6

No Response

6

.7

Unacceptable

13

1.4

Needs Improvement

81

9.0

Neutral

115

12.8

Good

272

30.3

Excellent

198

22.1

 

16.  Information on career services on UWG's website is: 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

331

36.9

No Response

7

.8

Unacceptable

7

.8

Needs Improvement

41

4.6

Neutral

142

15.8

Good

220

24.5

Excellent

149

16.6

 

17.  Means for resolving student complaints related to this course were:

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

346

38.6

No Response

11

1.2

Unacceptable

19

2.1

Needs Improvement

50

5.6

Neutral

109

12.2

Good

188

21.0

Excellent

174

19.4

 

18.  Means for resolving student complaints were: 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

363

40.5

No Response

9

1.0

Unacceptable

27

3.0

Needs Improvement

55

6.1

Neutral

132

14.7

Good

192

21.4

Excellent

119

13.3

 

19.  How many on-campus courses (not online) are you taking this term? 

Frequency

Percent

No Response

8

.9

0

225

25.1

1

177

19.7

2

156

17.4

3

148

16.5

4

124

13.8

5

59

6.6

 

20.  Were you aware that the UWG Library has Distance Learning Support Service to help you get the library and research materials you need?

Frequency

Percent

No Response

12

1.3

Yes

569

63.4

No

316

35.2

 

21.  Did you use the UWG Library website to access information needed for your class?

Frequency

Percent

No Response

9

1.0

Yes

395

44.0

No

493

55.0

 

Question 22: What did you like about the online portion of this course?

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Question 23: What did you dislike about the online portion of this course?

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Question 24: What suggestions would you make for future online courses?

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25.  What is your age?

Frequency

Percent

< 20

114

12.71

20 - 29

416

46.38

30 - 39

142

15.83

40 - 49

90

10.03

50+

40

4.46

No Response

95

10.59

 

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