UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA

DISTANCE & DISTRIBUTED EDUCATION CENTER


Spring 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

1557 Total Respondents

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

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

3

.2

No Response

13

.8

Strongly Disagree

12

.8

Disagree

57

3.7

Undecided

124

8.0

Agree

558

35.8

Strongly Agree

790

50.7

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

3

.2

No Response

19

1.2

Strongly Disagree

27

1.7

Disagree

54

3.5

Undecided

77

4.9

Agree

572

36.7

Strongly Agree

805

51.7

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

13

.8

No Response

20

1.3

Strongly Disagree

16

1.0

Disagree

32

2.1

Undecided

91

5.8

Agree

538

34.6

Strongly Agree

847

54.4

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

35

2.2

No Response

24

1.5

Strongly Disagree

5

.3

Disagree

33

2.1

Undecided

42

2.7

Agree

579

37.2

Strongly Agree

839

53.9

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

48

3.1

No Response

21

1.3

Strongly Disagree

3

.2

Disagree

12

.8

Undecided

40

2.6

Agree

542

34.8

Strongly Agree

891

57.2

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

69

4.4

No Response

23

1.5

Strongly Disagree

8

.5

Disagree

40

2.6

Undecided

110

7.1

Agree

433

27.8

Strongly Agree

874

56.1

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

35

2.2

No Response

19

1.2

Strongly Disagree

94

6.0

Disagree

310

19.9

Undecided

368

23.6

Agree

361

23.2

Strongly Agree

370

23.8

 

8.  The Distance Learning Helpline was helpful to me. 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

733

47.1

No Response

20

1.3

Strongly Disagree

21

1.3

Disagree

35

2.2

Undecided

216

13.9

Agree

288

18.5

Strongly Agree

244

15.7

 

9.  Where do you access the Internet most regularly? 

Frequency

Percent

No response

20

1.3

Home

1378

88.5

UWG

56

3.6

Undecided

9

.6

Work

64

4.1

Other

30

1.9

 

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

Frequency

Percent

No Response

23

1.5

Novice, Beginner

70

4.5

Knowledgeable

1108

71.2

Expert

356

22.9

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

28

1.8

No Response

25

1.6

Strongly Disagree

51

3.3

Disagree

121

7.8

Undecided

206

13.2

Agree

499

32.0

Strongly Agree

627

40.3

 

 

12.  Where do you live? 

Frequency

Percent

No Response

22

1.4

Less than 10 miles from the Carrollton Campus

478

30.7

11-20 miles from campus

174

11.2

21-45 miles from campus

348

22.4

46-65 miles from campus

227

14.6

66-85 miles from campus

166

10.7

more than 85 miles from campus

142

9.1

   

 

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

Frequency

Percent

No Response

26

1.7

Unsure

379

24.3

No

34

2.2

Yes

1118

71.8

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

235

15.1

No Response

23

1.5

Unacceptable

19

1.2

Needs Improvement

97

6.2

Neutral

223

14.3

Good

523

33.6

Excellent

437

28.1

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

362

23.2

No Response

27

1.7

Unacceptable

21

1.3

Needs Improvement

130

8.3

Neutral

254

16.3

Good

490

31.5

Excellent

273

17.5

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

553

35.5

No Response

24

1.5

Unacceptable

11

.7

Needs Improvement

101

6.5

Neutral

248

15.9

Good

419

26.9

Excellent

201

12.9

 

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

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

615

39.5

No Response

24

1.5

Unacceptable

22

1.4

Needs Improvement

71

4.6

Neutral

192

12.3

Good

351

22.5

Excellent

282

18.1

 

18.  Means for resolving student complaints were: 

Frequency

Percent

Not Applicable

654

42.0

No Response

23

1.5

Unacceptable

24

1.5

Needs Improvement

83

5.3

Neutral

227

14.6

Good

358

23.0

Excellent

188

12.1

 

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

Frequency

Percent

No Response

16

1.0

0

401

25.8

1

270

17.3

2

327

21.0

3

246

15.8

4

210

13.5

5

87

5.6

 

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

26

1.7

Yes

1022

65.6

No

509

32.7

 

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

Frequency

Percent

No Response

27

1.7

Yes

665

42.7

No

865

55.6

 

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

191

13.72

20 - 29

687

49.35

30 - 39

270

19.40

40 - 49

163

11.71

50+

74

5.32

No Response

7

0.50

 

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