Spring break has arrived. So it’s time to ask the online students what they think.
A 6 question survey was posted in TWEN and given as an assignment (15 of 17 students completed it.)
Question 1: How much time per week are you spending on this course?
80% say “5-10 hours” (This is what they are supposed to spend.)
Question 2: How does this compare to your expectations?
60% say “More than I expected.” (They were told 5-10 hours at the face-to-fae orientation?)
Question 3: Do you believe that you are taking a more active role in class discussion on-line than you might have it the class were live?
67% say “Yes” (This is what we wanted 🙂 )
Question 4: Do you believe that the discussion questions are focused yet open-ended enough to allow for differing points of view?
93% say “Yes” (This is exactly what we had hoped!)
Question 5: Should there be more postings in response to initial postings, or are you satisfied with the virtual discussion as it currently works?
80% say “Fine the way it is” (Good.)
Question 6: Do you think TWEN works well as a course mangement system for an online class?
73% say “Yes” (I am glad.)
Question 7: Are you pleased so far with your experience taking an online course?
80% say “Yes” (The professor is happy.)
All in all, the students’ responses are positive.
The changes in the course from last year seem to be working favorably:
Another survey is planned at the end of the course which will be directed more toward student opinons on the wikis and the group project. It will include more open-ended questions and allow for more feedback.